Friday, February 15, 2019

Freddie Mercury and other Classical Poets

The Institute’s third lecture of 2019 will take place on Wednesday 20 February, starting at 7.30 pm in the library of the Institute (Dionysiou Aiginitou 7, ground floor, Ilisia. Metro: Megaro Mousikis). Dr C. W. (Toph) Marshall (Professor, Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, University of British Columbia; Elizabeth A. Whitehead Visiting Professor, ASCSA) will give a lecture entitled, “Freddie Mercury and other Classical Poets”.

“This paper considers the examination of the reception of classical myth in selected modern poetry, with detailed examples from Zbigniew Herbert, Michael Ondaatje, and the rock group Queen. To what extent is the interpretation of antiquity an elite activity? how much class is in Classics? and what can classical reception do about it?”

You are all most welcome to join us next Wednesday evening for what promises to be a fascinating presentation.

Jonathan Tomlinson
Assistant Director

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