Talk on Latin and English poetry in the 17th century

On Monday 27th February at 4.30 pm, Dr Victoria Moul will be speaking on:

‘Latin and English poetry in the 17th century’

Dr Moul will talk about the bilingualism of literary culture in this period – the extent to which poetry was being written as well as read in both Latin and English throughout the 17th century, and the importance of an appreciation of Latin literary culture for any full understanding of English poetry throughout this period. She will look in particular at why and how people chose to write in Latin or English, and the ways in which translation and imitation from one language to another shaped poetry in both.

Dr Moul is Senior Lecturer in Latin Language and Literature at King’s College, London. She has a particular interest in early modern English reception of classical literature.

The talk is hosted by the St Paul’s Girls’ School Classics Society. Tea and cake will be served from 4.00 in the Dining Hall and the talk will be held in the Old Library. The event will finish between 5.30 and 6.00. There is no charge.

The address of the school is St Paul’s Girls’ School, Brook Green, London, W6 7BS; main telephone 020 7603 2288. The nearest tube is Hammersmith.

All are welcome, but if you or your pupils would like to attend, please email Gregory Wilsdon at with their names as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday 24th February. Please note that we are now required to compile a list of names of those attending in advance.