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‘Song of Arms and a Man’, Readings from Virgil’s Aeneid
9 February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building
The ‘Song of Arms and a Man’ tells the story of Aeneas’ escape from Troy, his stay with Dido and his struggle to fulfil his destiny as founder of Rome. These readings from Virgil’s Aeneid are selective, but tell the whole story of the poem, rarely heard, in a unique presentation of the original verse, echoing the ancient culture of public performance of poetry.
George Sharpley’s adaptation of the poem is read by Emma Kirkby, Matthew Hargreaves, Elizabeth Donnelly and Llewelyn Morgan. The event is organised by The Latin Qvarter, in collaboration with the Bristol Classics Hub and the Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol.
If you would like to bring your students to this event, please contact Richard Cole at email@example.com