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Classical Civilisation - The Epics of Homer

Monday 10th June 2024

14:00-15:00 (UK time)

Online


About The Lecture

Join Dr Jo Poppleton from the University of East Anglia for an introduction to her translation of The Odyssey. She will examine examples of xenia in Homer's epic, the rituals through which relationships are formed, and explore how they pose a threat to strangers. Dr Calum Maciver from the University of Edinburgh will then present Alternative Achilles Stories in Homer's Iliad which will introduce you to neoanalysis and its use for interpreting characterisation of Achilles.


Who is this lecture suitable for?

Any students who are interested in studying Classical Civilisation or related subjects at university.


Please do not register to attend if you have any lessons or other pre-planned activities which may overlap with this lecture, unless you have received authorised permission to do so.

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