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Belfast Classics
4th October 2020

Hello everyone,

In this newsletter, read about the latest episode of Harry Laventure's podcast, The Daily Delphi, featuring Dr Kerry Phelan, talking about her favourite subject, Demosthenes. In addition, more Ancient Greek and Latin classes are open for registrations, there are announcements from the Classical Association in Northern Ireland, and I'm looking for your feedback! 

I leave you with this photo above, credit Athens Transfers and Tours, showing the new lighting system on the Acropolis.

Best wishes, Helen

I need your help!

I am excited that so many people want to learn ancient Greek! 

Since my classes moved online, students have contacted me from all over the world to attend classes in ancient Greek. I am excited about my plans but I need your help to make sure I am creating the kind of programmes and content which you would like to see. 

Please click the button below to take a quick questionnaire. Your answers are anonymous, so please be honest! Thanking you in anticipation, Helen

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My tutors and I offer a range of classes at levels to suit you. I am pleased to announce a new beginners class commencing in January and a reading group suitable for advanced level participants. Click the button below for the full list of courses and intensive study programmes. 

As always, please send me an email with any questions you may have.

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Podcast Recommendation

The Daily Delphi

Summer School student, Harry Laventure, has been producing his podcast regularly.  Entitled The Daily Delphi, Harry has published episodes on such various topics as Thermopylae, Aristotle and Breaking Bad, the Homeric Question, and Homer and Cinema.  

The latest episode of The Daily Delphi features a conversation with Summer School tutor Dr Kerry Phelan about Demosthenes, a subject dear to her heart. 

Above you can see Kerry and Harry together in a screengrab taken during the virtual summer school.

Have a listen to their conversation about Demosthenes by clicking the button below. 

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Announcements for autumn 2020

The Classical Association in Northern Ireland

CANI is pleased to announce a series of online events (full list below) which will be conducted via Zoom.  

Novelist Michael Hughes will talk about his award-winning book, Country, based on Homer's Iliad. Dr Kerry Phelan will talk about citizenship in the speeches of Demosthenes. The Belfast Summer School in Latin and Classical Greek is running an online refresher day on 23rd January. Details of these events, and others, can be seen in the programme below.

Places are limited: to receive the links, please email

The latest CANI newsletter can be read or downloaded here. The 2019 CANI Annual is also available and can be read by clicking here.

The Classical Association in Northern Ireland provides a variety of events promoting the ancient world and is entirely dependent on donations. Should you wish to become a member, you can do so at the following Paypal links. The regular membership fee is £20 and this can be paid here. Student membership costs £10 and can be paid here, while teacher subscription is £15 and can be paid here. Alternatively you may send a cheque, made payable to The Classical Association in Northern Ireland, to me at 39 Old Mill Grove, Belfast BT16 1WB.

The Ancient Greek Novels

Did you know the ancient Greeks wrote novels? You are probably familar with writers such as Plato, Herodotus, Euripides, and Hesiod, but among the great collection of Greek literature which has survived to the present day is a fascinating group of texts. These prose texts date from 50 AD to sometime in the 300s AD and they tell fictional stories, all following a similar plot structure. This group of five novels (or romances, as they are also known) are explored in my latest blog.  

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