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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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