The Project: The Depiction of Women in Ancient Greek Art
The Scholar: Louisa Weed ’20
What I Studied: I researched how women have been depicted as an ideal, and how over time were able to shake off those labels. Ancient Greeks didn’t seem to single out females, but when they did, women were often praised for their worth, beauty, and power. The Greeks also laid the foundation for stereotypes we have about women today, but they also felt that women were to be seen as untouchable and powerful.