“The Greek Mind – passing on tradition in the ancient world” – a talk by Charles Freeman
On Thursday 24 June Charles Freeman – cultural historian and author – will give a talk: ‘The Greek mind – passing on tradition in the ancient world’ exploring how ideas were communicated.
Charles has been wandering around the Mediterranean since 1966 and his Egypt, Greece and Rome, Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean (Oxford University Press) is now in its third edition. His talk will concentrate on the living heritage of Greek literature and mythology over many centuries from Homer onwards into the second and third centuries AD.
The talk complements the exhibition currently displayed at the Lettering Arts Trust entitled “Simon Lewty & The Nereids” in which 26 of the benign goddesses of salt and fresh water created by individual lettering artists are presented as a dialogue with Simon Lewty’s works depicting his interest in the sea and greek mythology. The exhibition continues until 4 July 2021.
Tickets £10. More details available online.
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