Artist: Luciano Garbati “Mythology in Reverse” – Medusa holding Perseus’ head
In honor of Women’s History Month (although, in our view, every month is women’s history month), we collected some of our favorite books retelling the conventional story (read: male) through the female POV. “Minor” characters? Think again.
In The Aeneid, Virgil continues the tale of Aeneas as he battles gods and men to found the Roman Empire, finally securing his power by marrying Lavinia, the daughter of a king, and nothing more than a silent prize to be claimed. The inimitable Ursula K. LeGuin turns this narrative on its head, opening up Lavinia’s world as told through her eyes.