13th - 15th November 2020
ClassicsNow is a new cultural festival in which audiences are invited to explore contemporary artistic interpretation of the literature, arts and ideas of Ancient Greece and Rome. The festival will take place online and in Dublin.
The weekend will showcase artistic and intellectual engagement with Classics by artists and writers, both international and Irish, in new versions, translations and re-workings of the Homeric poems, Greek tragedy and Roman history. It will highlight the rich tradition of Irish writers reflecting on Ireland through the Classics, which goes back centuries.
ClassicsNow is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and has been developed by a steering committee with representatives from the Classics departments of University College Dublin, Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin and the Classical Association of Ireland.
Highlights of the weekend programme include wide-ranging ‘in conversation’ events with the essayist and translator Daniel Mendelsohn, Editor-at-Large of the New York Review of Books; Italian journalist and classicist Andrea Marcolongo and BBC broadcaster, novelist and classicist, Natalie Haynes.
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