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The Song of Arms and a Man

23 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£15 – £20

BOOK BEFORE 5th NOVEMBER TO GET A FREE PROGRAMME (otherwise £5 at the door)

The story of Aeneas, warrior and refugee, in the original Latin verse with an English linking narrative

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 Latin readings from Virgil’s Aeneid are selective, but with the help of an English narration 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 this extraordinarily musical poem is read by Emma Kirkby, Matthew Hargreaves, Elizabeth Donnelly and Llewelyn Morgan.

This is for all, including those new to Latin.

To book tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-song-of-arms-and-a-man-tickets-72852067495

More information at St John’s College site: https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/live-retelling-virgils-epic-poem-comes-cambridge

Details

Date:
23 November
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£15 – £20
Event Category:

Venue

St John’s, Cambridge
St John's Street
Cambridge, CB2 1TP United Kingdom
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