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Why Read Classical Literature?

October 19, 2011

Mike Lambert explaining why there is a statue of the Greek goddess Athena in the city of Pietermaritzburg.

It’s over two and a half millennia since Homer died, and he lived over four thousand miles away, so  what could he possibly still have to say to us, living at the bottom of Africa in 2011? Ask best-selling author, JK Rowling, lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin, or Nobel Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, who all studied the classics. And if you can’t ask them then come ask Mike Lambert, on Saturday 12 November, as he speaks on why we should still be reading Classical literature. Mike Lambert is a Classics lecturer at UKZN.

Date: 12 November
Time: 2.30 to 4pm
Venue: Royal Asia, Rear 241 Victoria Road (Behind LandMark, opposite FoodPak)

RSVP: Sam Groves on 0832579059 or 033-3868009

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