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Ancient Authors

Greek and Latin Literature in Translation This is a newly founded group which meets once a month on a Tuesday afternoon in the Victoria Hall. The aim is to study the works of Greek and Roman authors using Penguin Classics translations. We choose a book or a section of it to read through beforehand and then at the meeting we discuss the historical and cultural context of the work as well as its literary merits. So far we have studied Euripides’ Hippolytus, Aristophanes’ The Frogs and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. It is likely that future authors will include Homer, Virgil, Tacitus, Livy and Plutarch. No previous knowledge of the original languages or ancient history is required just an interest in the Ancient Greeks and Romans.

CoordinatorJane Blockeel
Telephone236 6861
Meeting Day/Time/ Frequency Tuesday afternoon, Monthly
VenueVictoria Hall, Room 50, S1
AccessPublic venue, access limited
ParentLiterature and Drama