2019 Events

16 October

Homer Today

Martha Kearney chaired a panel of experts as they discussed their most recent findings and the current trends in reading Homer. A reception in the Hellenic and Roman Library followed.

  • Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol University) explored the historical links to the Bronze Age and the excavations at Troy
  • Edith Hall (King's College London) looked at issues in Homeric interpretation and modern receptions
  • A.E. Stallings (poet and translator) considered these ancient epics from the perspective of a modern poet
  • Martha Kearney chaired the panel. She read Classics at Oxford before becoming a journalist and BBC broadcaster. She currently presents BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.

This event was held in aid of HARL and Classics for All

Cambridge University Press offered a door prize of £100 and we were most grateful to Bloomsbury (Academic) for their sponsorship.