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Classical Greek Tutoring
12th July 2020

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well. 

Below, you will find an invitation to online public lectures which have been scheduled as part of the Belfast Summer School programme, and a link to an article on Greek literature, this time looking at Greek tragedy. 

Best wishes, Helen

Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek

Public lectures

On Monday 20th July, at 1.15pm (BST), Dr John Curran (Queen’s University Belfast) will give a talk entitled “Herod: antiquity's craziest king?” 

On Wednesday 22nd July, at 1.15pm (BST), Barry Trainor (Queen’s University Belfast) will give a talk entitled “The Praying Mantis: Seercraft in Ancient Sparta.” 

Email me to receive the login details.  

Please note, these guest lectures will be recorded.

Casting Through Ancient Greece

Podcast recommendation

Casting Through Ancient Greece is written and presented by Mark Selleck. The aim of this podcast series is to tell the story of ancient Greece from prehistoric times as far as the death of Alexander the Great. 

Currently at episode 11, entitled Athens: Democracy Rises, each episode lasts no more than 40 minutes (so perfect for a listen while walking the dog!).  Listen here.

Ancient Greek Literature

Greek Drama: Tragedy

Ancient Greek tragedies remain celebrated some 2,500  years after their initial performances. These plays were  staged in Athens at the Lenaia festival each January and Dionysia in March, religious occasions in honour of the god Dionysus.  

Read how ancient Greek tragedies were produced, and the competition between playwrights here.

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