From Daniel Menashe…
I am writing on behalf of the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University and Bablake School to invite your students to a talk on: ‘Aeneas the Villain’ by Dr Stephen Heyworth.
Dr Stephen Heyworth is a Fellow and Tutor at Wadham College, University of Oxford and has taught Classics at Wadham since 1988. Dr Heyworth will be talking about Aeneas the hero, but will concentrate on the way in which Virgil has written his epic so that an attentive reader is enabled and at some points compelled to see the poem’s protagonist as socially inept, emotionally stunted, morally questionable, deceitful, conniving, nasty; in short, a villain. The talk will consider Aeneas the lover, the family man, the teller of tales, the betrayer of Troy and the wager of war.
DATE: Monday 30th of September 2013
TIME: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
PLACE: Bablake Theatre, Bablake School, Coundon Road, Coventry, CV1 4AU
TARGET AUDIENCE: Year 10 and above
Please RSVP to Dan Menashe, Head of Classics at Bablake School:
Tel: 02476 271223