Sheffield u3a

Ancient Authors

Status: Active, open to new members
Group Coordinator:
Jane Blockeel   Tel: 236 6861
Group email: Ancient Authors group
When: Monthly on Tuesday afternoons
Venue: Zoom

Greek and Latin Literature in Translation The aim of the group 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.
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