The Song of Arms and a Man

The Guildford Classical Association is presenting the Latin Qvarter’s acclaimed adaptation of Virgil’s Aeneid.

The Song of Arms and a Man presents Aeneas’ struggle to fulfil his destiny as founder of Rome – from his escape from the burning ruins of Troy to his asylum and heart-breaking affair with the Carthaginian queen Dido and his reluctant war with the inhabitants of his fated homeland of Italy.

The production will feature selections of Virgil’s Aeneid, performed in the original Latin epic verse by Emma Kirkby, Matthew Hargreaves, Elizabeth Donnelly and Llewelyn Morgan, alongside an English narration which tells the whole story of the poem. This innovative and acclaimed presentation of a rarely heard masterpiece echoes the ancient culture of public performance of poetry.

The performance aims to introduce Virgil’s Aeneid to those new to Latin, and recapture the magic for those familiar with the poem.

Where: Charterhouse, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2DE

When: Saturday, 5th October, from 7-9pm.

Access: Shuttle bus available from Godalming station. Further information on this and full range of concession tickets from