John Kittmer, a Ritsos scholar and former UK Ambassador to Greece, examines Ritsos’ upbringing and looks at the landmarks that would have been familiar to him, showing how the sea-girt rock shaped his poetic sensibility and, in turn, became part of Ritsos’ poetic mythopoeia.

Thursday 7 June at 6.00 pm at the British Academy,

10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH