Harborne & Edgbaston

Ancient Greece

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Coordinator: Richard Holland

Ancient Greece. Our group meets once a month on Wednesday afternoons. Within the last twelve months we have had talks on a range of topics related to the history and civilisation of Ancient Greece. These have included: life in Athens during the 5th century BC, the early development of democracy in Athens, the Persian invasions of Greece and the heroic Greek resistance at Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis. We have learnt about Greek drama, with the plays of Aeschylus and Sophocles, and about Greek philosophy with a study on Socrates. The art of that period has been presented through illustrated talks on Greek vases and Greek sculpture. Other fascinating topics have included "Women in the life and literature of Ancient Greece" and "Mystery religions in Ancient Greece," and, most recently, a talk on the Athenian Empire and Pericles. We have a further programme of talks planned for the coming months. We meet in a private house and at present are not able to accommodate any more newcomers

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