Professor Shane Butler - inaugural lecture

Chair in Latin Language and Literature Professor Shane Butler
Department of Classics & Ancient History

This lecture took place on Friday 14 November at 6 pm.

Homer's Deep

Achilles, in his anguish, stares out from the Trojan shore. What does he see, in the “wine-dark” sea? For an answer, we embark on an unexpected journey to Victorian Bristol, where John Addington Symonds looked back to Ancient Greece in order to look forward to the liberation of “unspeakable” love.