Tue, Jul 26|
Reading Group: From Soapy Slaughter to Soap Opera
3-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group Tuesdays at 11 AM EST Led by Georgina Longley
Time & Location
Jul 26, 2022, 11:00 AM EDT – Aug 16, 2022, 12:10 PM EDT
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.
By RSVPing, you are agreeing that a recording of the event can be shared with others who RSVPed.