Monthly Archives: February 2019

Dr. Poe on Amazons at Trinity!


On Tuesday March 12th Dr. Alison Poe of the Art History & Visual Culture department at Fairfield University delivered an AIA lecture at Trinity on the all-female warrior tribe, the Amazons. By examining several art objects from the later Roman Empire (primarily from the fifth and sixth centuries CE), she argued that imagery that incorporated Amazons at this time stressed the Amazons’ connection with luxury and exotic locales. This contrasts with their association with savagery and anti-civilization in earlier periods of antiquity.

Thank you to the co-sponosors of this event: the AIA-Hartford chapter, the department of Classical Studies, the department of Art History, and the program in Women, Gender, & Sexuality.