This group, new in January 2017, is led by John Davie. It is a course on ancient Greek sculpture and now in June he writes:
I am a lecturer in classical languages and literature at Trinity College, Oxford, where I teach the students one day a week, and Greek Art has been a strong interest ever since I elected to do it as my special subject for my own undergraduate degree. Greek sculpture in particular fascinates me and in this course I use illustrations from museums all round the world as part of an attempt to discuss ideas held by the Greeks which have influenced the way we think today. The course spans the period 700 to 331BC, tracing the development of sculpture from the archaic to the classical periods and looks, finally, at the Hellenistic period following the death of Alexander the Great.
We meet on the last Monday of each month at my home in Thurlestone, 3.30–5pm. In early 2018 I have a group that is part new, part old and I decided with their agreement to start with a recap of the ground covered last year. We are now breaking new ground after two meetings and looking at the sculpture of the classical period from the mid 5th century to the death of Alexander in the last third of the 4th century. This will be the substance of the next three meetings, possibly four, i.e. to the end of April or May. We will then go on to study the sculpture of the next two centuries, the 'Hellenistic Age' down to the Roman sack of Corinth in 146BC.
Also from September 2018 I am running a course on The Romans at my home in Thurlestone once a month on Monday afternoons at 3pm. This will alternate yearly with my course on Greek Sculpture, which ran last year.
Everyone is most welcome.
To join or get more information please contact John on tel: 714364 or click Greek Sculpture to email.