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Talk An Introduction to Odyssey

An Introduction to Odyssey


Who is Odysseus? Why can't he get home? And will the gods help or hinder his journey? Find out from our panel, chaired by cult classicist Mary Beard.

Beard is joined in discussion by award-winning author and academic Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek at Cambridge, and Orange Prize for Fiction-winning author Madeline Miller.

Ahead of an abridged live reading of The Odyssey, hear the essential details about Homer's epic and discover why one of the earliest works of Western literature continues to be a source of inspiration to artists and authors.

Event details

Sun 21 Oct 2018, 2:00pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council