Special event
Absolutely classic: satire and subversion in the classical world

Friday 23 November 2018,
18.30–20.00
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £5
Members/Concessions £3

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Supported by Citi

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From the popularity of Aristophanes – the father of satire – in ancient Greece, to Horace and Juvenal in ancient Rome, the classical world is rich in examples of satire and subversion that are often humorous in nature, even by modern standards.

Joined by writer and classicist, David Stuttard, and Professor of Classics at King’s College London, Edith Hall, along with author and broadcaster Tom Holland. Sam Moorhead, British Museum, chairs the discussion. The panel discussion investigates this theme with reference to a variety of objects and sources.


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