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Classics Lecture: Looking at the Gods in Virgil and Homer

02 December 2011


The EHS Classics Society invites you and your daughter to Dr Helen Lovatt's lecture, Looking at the Gods in Virgil and Homer, at Edgbaston High School on December 6th.

This is the next in the series of lectures delivered by various University lecturers, hosted by the department. These lectures are designed to support the learning taking place within the Classics curriculum whilst at the same time challenging and expanding students' knowledge and understanding of the Classical World. Dr Helen Lovatt is Associate Professor in Classics at Nottingham University and is a specialist in Latin epic and its reception.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 6 December, starting at 4.45pm, in the Octagon at Edgbaston High School. It is anticipated that the lecture will last approximately one hour. Refreshments will be available in the Octagon from 4.15pm.

Everyone who is interested is warmly invited to attend, regardless of whether they are studying a Classical subject or not, and no knowledge of Latin will be required. This talk will be of benefit and interest to anyone studying a Classical subject at GCSE and A Level, as well as those studying Languages and English Literature at A Level.

If you are intending to attend this lecture or any of the lectures listed below (all timings are as above) please email me (eastons@edgbastonhigh.co.uk) by Monday 5th December.

Future lectures scheduled are:

· Tuesday 17 January Catullus Urbanus (Dr Emily Pillinger, Oxford)

· Tuesday 31 January Xenophon's Anabasis (Dr Kostas Vlassopoulos, Nottingham)

· Tuesday 21 February The Iliad looks at the Odyssey (Angus Bowie, Oxford)

· Tuesday 6 March Greek Athletics (Dr Zahra Newby, Oxford)

· Tuesday 20 March My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Dr Toni Badnall, Oxford)

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing many of you on 6 December.

Miss S-E. Easton
Head of Classics

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