CfA/Newcastle Classics Sixth Form Study Day: ‘Homeric Epic’

Wednesday 10 November | 1.00 – 3.30

Classics for All in partnership with Newcastle University are hosting a series of FREE ONLINE talks to support A Level classical subjects.

Join Dr Stephanie Holton (Lecturer in Classics & CfA Newcastle lead) and Dr John Holton (Lecturer in Ancient History & Director of Education) for our first afternoon exploring the wonderful world of Homeric epic. These short talks are designed to blend knowledge of key Homeric themes with skills in using secondary scholarship and material evidence. Resource packs will be sent to teachers before the day to support work in the sessions.

The provisional schedule for the day is as follows:

1.00 – 1.15 Welcome

1.15 – 1.45 Polyphemus Meets a Pirate: Exploring xenia in Odyssey 9

1.45 – 2.00 Break

2.00 – 2.30 How to Deal with a Homeric Ghost: kleos and heroic memory

2.30 – 2.45 Break

2.45 – 3.15 Penelope’s Puzzling Dream in Odyssey 19

3.15 – 3.30 Final Roundup


Registration is FREE via Eventbrite.