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British Academy, Wolfson Auditorium

November 2019

Edith Hall: 21st-Century Responses to the Homeric Iliad

November 27 @ 6:30 pm

Since the turn of the 21st century there has been an unprecedented wave of creative responses to the Iliad, by prizewinning novelists and poets as well as cinema and TV producers. Professor Edith Hall (KCL) will explore the similarities and radical divergences between several of these responses, to ask why a poem with roots in the Bronze Age should still strike such resonant chords in our own, very different, societies. This lecture coincides with the British Museum’s exhibition Troy: Myth…

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December 2019

Victoria Hislop in Conversation

Best-selling author Victoria Hislop will be in conversation with John Kittmer (Chair, Anglo-Hellenic League) about her passion for Greece and the role that Greece plays in her writing, including her latest book Those Who Are Loved. Spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. RSVP at Kate Smith: bsa@britac.ac.uk  This event is organised in collaboration with the Anglo-Hellenic League.  

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