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“Hercules: a hero for all ages” – June 2013, join us in person or via podcast!

March 19, 2013
Hercules conference logo wth images of Hercules: a Roman sculpture, a fresco from a Christian catacomb, a Victorian sculpture from Leeds, a lithograph by Marian Maguire

The Hercules conference logo wth images of Hercules: a Roman sculpture, a fresco from a Christian catacomb, a Victorian sculpture from Leeds and a lithograph by New Zealand artist Marian Maguire.

Classics Talks has been asked to host the audio recordings for the “Hercules: a hero for all ages” international conference exploring the extent of Hercules’ significance as a cultural figure being held in Leeds this summer. The conference will bring together classical reception specialists, scholars from the fields of medieval and later European history, art history, literature and drama, with contemporary writers and artists.

So there will be lots of people talking about a classical character and his connection to later periods – from Mediaeval Florence to contemporary Greece, from Shakespeare to Helen Eastman, from Renaissance art to Asterix, from C17th opera to C20th pop, from Portuguese kings to British Trade Unions, from Joshua Reynolds to Marian Maguire, from early Christianity to children’s stories. And much more! Take a look at the programme on the Hercules conference website.

Anyone is welcome to attend the conference, 13:00 Monday 24th June – 14:30 Wednesday 26th June 2013 and non-residential (£100 waged; £65 unwaged/student/retired) and day rates (Monday £22.50; Tuesday £45.00; Wednesday £32.50) are available to book online.

Anyone who is interested in experiencing the conference via podcast can register as a Virtual Delegate (£35.00) and will be sent a password to gain access to audio recordings of the sessions from the conference, along with slides and handouts. For more information or to book online see the Hercules conference website.

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