14:30 to 16:30
Since writing was invented mankind has written poems, tales and histories that describe and explore the deepest issues that affect us as societies and individuals. The group meets monthly, in members’ homes, to read and discuss some of the masterpieces of the Ancient World, from Homer onwards. The texts are read in translation but, where possible, extracts in the original Greek and Latin are made available, together with background notes on historical context and modern scholarly “readings”.
16th September 2021 – Members will start reading Sophocles’ Antigone, a powerful day play about conflicting loyalties and intergenerational strife.
The convenor has a PhD in Classics from the University of Reading.