Sunday Scholars: Sex, Birth, Death, & the Moon


Sunday, February 10

3:30pm Part of

Sunday Scholars




The moon has exerted a dynamic pull on the human imagination for millennia. After a lunar viewing under the planetarium dome, Dr. Emily Anhalt, Professor of Classics at Sarah Lawrence College, discusses the personification of the moon and the paradox of female power in ancient Greek and Roman mythology, as well as the ways in which ancient attitudes toward girls and women are still prevalent today. Followed by a Q&A.

Dr. Anhalt, who received her PhD from Yale University, has written several articles on the poetics of metaphor in Homer and on narrative techniques in Herodotus. Additional publications include Solon the Singer: Politics and Poetics (Lanham, MD, 1993).