Tue, Nov 01|
SASA Halloween Bash Master Class: Murder Mystery: Homer’s story of Bellerophon
Do you want to solve a secret murder mystery from 800 BCE? Hosted by Martine Diepenbroek!
Time & Location
Nov 01, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Previous participation and previous knowledge are not required.
In Homer's Iliad we find the oldest known secret message from Greco-Roman history. This is a message containing instructions to kill someone! The mythical hero Bellerophon was sent from King Proetus of Argos to King Iobates of Lycia carrying a tablet which contained instructions to kill Bellerophon. So, in a way Bellerophon was carrying his own death sentence without knowing. There is discussion in scholarship about what exactly Proetus wrote to Iobates and in which language/signs. Can we solve the mystery of what Proetus sent to Iobates and why? And can we find out why Bellerophon was carrying his own death sentence?
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