Achilles, in his anguish, stares out from the Trojan shore. What does he see in the “wine-dark” sea?
For an answer Shane Butler takes us on an unexpected journey to Victorian Bristol where John Addington Symonds looked back to ancient Greece in order to look forward to the liberation of “unspeakable” love.
This is the inaugural lecture by Shane as Professor of Latin Language and Literature at Bristol University’s Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition. It is a public lecture and open to absolutely everyone. Free and no booking required.
Friday 14 November 2014. 6pm.
Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ