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Myth Reading Group 18 May: Minerva and Arachne in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Tuesday 18 May, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join will be posted in the comments for this post. All are welcome. This week we continue our exploration of Athene by … Continue reading

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Myth Reading Group – Summer Term 2021: ATHENE

Our theme for this term’s Myth Reading Group is Athene. The Myth Reading Group is open to all who have an interest in the study of myth. Meetings are held over ‘Zoom’, with texts circulated in advance. Together we read … Continue reading

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Thursday 25 February: The Sibyl’s Afterlives

This week Eirini Apanomeritaki introduces a discussion of adaptations of the myth of the Sibyl in literature. In the session, we will discuss the ‘afterlife’ of the myth of the Cumaean Sibyl, the prophetess, who appears in both Virgil’s Aeneid … Continue reading

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Thursday 5 November: Judging Beauty: Reading Apuleius and Marie Darrieussecq

This week Eirini Apanomeritaki introduces a discussion of changing perceptions of beauty. How has our perception of beauty changed from antiquity to the present? The Judgement of Paris, a beauty contest among three goddesses, is one of the earliest stories … Continue reading

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Tuesday 1 May: Orpheus (pt 1)

Myth Reading Group Tuesday 1 May 2012 5 – 6 p.m. Room 5A.330 (Note the room number: as autumn term, not spring term) The text: The Death of Orpheus (Ovid, Metamorphoses, trans. Mary Innes, 1955) [link expired]

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