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Reading Group: From Soapy Slaughter to Soap Opera

3-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Tuesdays at 11 AM EST Led by Georgina Longley

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Reading Group: From Soapy Slaughter to Soap Opera
Reading Group: From Soapy Slaughter to Soap Opera

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT – Aug 16, 2022, 12:10 PM EDT

Zoom Meeting

About the Event

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required.

‘X has an affair with y’s wife, y gets revenge in whatever grim way he can, x’s wife retaliates by publicly humiliating y and his wife. Then the super ambitious brother of x gets involved….’ Whilst this may seem more familiar from the modern soap opera, it was also the bread and butter of Greek Tragedy, Greek Comedy, Roman Comedy, and, oh yes, wait, history!

What better lesson do you need that people have not changed. Families are complicated. Come and explore the enduring reality of the complexity of human relationships, from murderous revenge and bathtubs to the intrigue, incest (alleged), and insidious rivalry of the imperial household.

8-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group

Tuesdays at 11 AM EST

Start date: July 19th

End date: August 2nd

Participants only need to register for each Reading Group once, you will receive links to our Live Syllabus where readings and discussions are posted in the confirmation email.

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