Janet Case


Janet Case born Hampstead, London, England July 28, 1863 (d. 1937). Classical scholar and teacher at Girton College, Cambridge. Pacifist; joined antiwar Peace Pledge Union prior to WWII. Friend of Virginia Woolf, who called her “a rare humanist.” Related strong women like Antigone and Clystemnestra to contemporary politics of suffrage and war.


Aeschylus gives his women brains as well as hearts. He believes in women.” (“Women in the Plays of Aeschylus”, 1914; photo theamericanreader.com)