Thursday 29 October: King Minos from Antiquity to the Present

This week Brittany Kuhn introduces a discussion of King Minos’s transformations from antiquity to the present.

As the judge of the underworld, King Minos first appeared in a short passage of Homer’s The Odyssey. Throughout literary history, however, he has been invoked in various texts as a way of presenting the nature of man’s soul. Through selected readings from Plato’s Gorgias and Dante’s Inferno, as well as the 2010 virtual game Dante’s Inferno, we will discover King Minos’s transformation in appearance and purpose, and consider the way our view of humanity has changed. See our Poster:P-Minos

Myth Reading Group

Thursday 29 October

12:00-1:30pm     Room 3.318

Texts:

Plato’s Gorgias. Dante’s Inferno.Extracts

Additional sources:

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2 Responses to Thursday 29 October: King Minos from Antiquity to the Present

  1. Reblogged this on INVESTIGACION SITUADA and commented:
    Interesante versión del Infierno de Dante

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