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Classics for All, Historically
12 May 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Classics for All, Historically with Professor Edith Hall, hosted by Professor Paul Cartledge. Wednesday 12 May | 18:00 BSTWe are delighted to be joined by Professor Edith Hall who will discuss her recent book, A People’s History of Classics, co-written with Henry Stead. Exploring the influence of the classical past on the lives of working-class people, Edith will challenge the prevailing assumption that working-class culture was a ‘Classics-Free Zone’ and outline some of struggles that non-elite Britons went through to access the ancient Greeks and Romans between the Bill of Rights in 1689 and the outbreak of World War II in 1939. With vivid examples of those who succeeded, Edith will demonstrate that classics, historically, was for all. This event will be chaired by Professor Paul Cartledge, A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University. Tickets (£10 standard, £5 concession) are available to purchase here.