Tuesday 12 April | 18:00 BST

Coinciding with the publication of her new book, Not Far From Brideshead: Oxford between the Wars, Dr Daisy Dunn joins Professor Paul Cartledge to discuss the place of classics in the early twentieth century, from the performance of new translations of Euripides by Gilbert Murray, to the subversion of ancient history by the Nazis. What role did the classical past play in contemporary culture between the two world wars? And why did it become part of the national conversation?

Hosted by Professor Paul Cartledge, this illuminating talk will uncover how classics became a unifying language for Oxford classics scholars like Maurice Bowra, E. R. Dodds and Gilbert Murray.

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Dr Daisy Dunn:

Dr Daisy Dunn is an award-winning author and classicist. Her first books, Catullus’ Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet and The Poems of Catullus: A New Translation, were published in 2016. Her dual biography, In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, was an Editors' Choice in the New York Times in 2019. Her other books include Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome and the Ladybird Expert book on Homer. She is editor of ARGO: A Hellenic Review.

Professor Paul Cartledge:

Paul Cartledge is A. G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow of Clare College and A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture emeritus at Cambridge University. He is an honorary citizen of modern Sparta, and President of the Hellenic Society (UK). He's the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of some 30 books, most recently Democracy: A Life and Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece.

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