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ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES: Heroic Beauty : Beautiful Heroism – University of Reading

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ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES: Heroic Beauty : Beautiful Heroism

The Department of Classics at Reading is delighted to present an
online seminar series to accompany an upcoming British Museum
Spotlight Loan Troy: beauty and heroism, at the Ure Museum.
While this exhibition has now postponed until later in the year, this
series of presentations. This series of presentations from Reading
Classics’ own scholars, as well as some special guests, explore the
interconnectedness of ideas about beauty and heroism in relation to
the epic tradition and its reception, throughout antiquity.

27 January Ian Rutherford (Reading) Beauty, proportion and the canon. What did the Greeks borrow from Egypt?

3 February Amy Smith (Reading) Beauty & heroism in the Amazonomachy

10 February Claudina Romero Mayorga (Reading) Who's the fairest of them all? The Judgement of Paris in Etruscan mirrors

17 February Barbara Goff (Reading) Helens: speeches and silences

24 February Signe Barfoed (University of Oslo/Reading) The white teeth of a boar of gleaming tusks: Boar-hunt and warrior ethos in Homer's world

3 March Oliver Baldwin (Reading) Penelope: Inward and outward beauty

10 March James Lloyd (Reading) Alexander the Great and the music of Paris and Achilles

17 March Sonya Nevin (Panoply/University of Roehampton) Beauty and Heroism in Panoply's Our Mythical Childhood animations'

24 March Sophia Papaioannou (University of Athens) The charming artistry of competitive performance in Nonnus' *Dionysiaca* 19

To book your place and for more information please contact Professor Amy C. Smith, Curator of the Ure Museum, at

Event information


03 February 2021 - 25 March 2021






Professor Amy C. Smith, Curator of the Ure Museum, at

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