Tag Archives: Greek mythology

Conferences in Rome and Paros

Two forthcoming conferences with an element of myth have been brought to our attention: Symposium on the Greeks (28-30 June 2019 on the Cycladic island of Paros; deadline for proposals 31 October 2018) Keats and Mythology (22-23 February 2019 at … Continue reading

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Thursday 10 December: Philomachy: Euripides’ The Trojan Women

By unhappy coincidence with recent political discussion, the chosen topic for this week’s session, introduced by Dr. Ben Pestell, is philomachoi – lovers of war – in Greek mythology. Euripides’ The Trojan Women contains several examples of the sort of … Continue reading

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Thursday 3 December: Stranded on Naxos: The Ambivalence of Ariadne

This week Dr. Leon Burnett introduces a discussion of ‘The Ambivalence of Ariadne’. Ambivalence is central to all mythologies. In Greek myth, we need only think of Persephone, alternating annually between her standing as maiden and queen of the dead, … Continue reading

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Thursday 24 January: Ancient Greek Creation Myth

Myth Reading Group Thursday 24 January 2013 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.118 The text: Hesiod, extracts from Theogony (lines 104-138; 154-210; 453-506) and Works and Days (lines 106-201)

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Thursday 18 October: The Wanderings of Menelaus

Myth Reading Group Thursday 18 October 2012 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.118 The text: Odyssey IV.351-592 (culled from Perseus Digital Library)

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Conference – Greek Myths on the Map

Greek Myths on the Map The Sixth Bristol Myth Conference 31st July – 2nd August, 2013 Follow the link for more information.

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Tuesday 7 February: Greek and Biblical Myths in Eastern German Literature

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 7 February 2012 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5B.330 (New room this term) Excerpts from three texts: Stefan Heym: The King David Report (pp. 136-39, 230-33) [link expired] Christa Wolf: Cassandra (trans. Jan van Heurck, pp. … Continue reading

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