January, 2024

202430Jan19:00Eleftherios Venizelos Chair Lecture 2023-202419:00

Event Details

Facing down the Furies: How the Ancient Greeks can help Society Address the Problem of Suicide

By Professor Edith Hall, Dept. of Classics & Ancient History, University of Durham

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 | 19:00
Where: ACG Events Hall

A reception will follow

Free & open to the public

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Edith Hall is a Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at Durham University in the North-East of England, but travels across Britain and the world to speak about the ancient world to schools, universities, theatre companies, public events and the media. Her specialism is ancient Greek literature, but she enjoys putting the pleasure as well as the rigour into all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman history, society, and thought. Her publications include:

2021 Tony Harrison’s Radical Classicism. Bloomsbury; 2020 A People’s History of Classics: Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain 1689-1939; Routledge Taylor Francis. Co-authored with Henry Stead; 2018 Aristotle’s Way. Penguin/Random House. Much translated; 2014 Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind; Norton/Bodley Head.
Much translated; 2013 Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides’ Black Sea Tragedy. OUP; 2010 Greek Tragedy: Suffering under the Sun. OUP; 2008 The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer’s Odyssey. IB Tauris & Johns Hopkins UP; 2006 The Theatrical Cast of Athens: Interactions between Ancient Greek Drama & Society. OUP; 2005 Greek Tragedy & the British Theatre 1660-1914. With Fiona Macintosh. OUP.; 1996 Aeschylus’ Persians, ed. with Introduction, Translation & Commentary. Aris & Phillips/Oxbow; 1989 Inventing the Barbarian: Greek Self-Definition through Tragedy. OUP. She has been awarded honorary doctorates from the universities of Athens and Durham. She is the recipient of many prizes, distinctions and scholarships including: 2022 Fellowship of the British Academy; 2022 Long-listed for Runciman Prize with Tony Harrison: Poet of Radical Classicism and 2015 Erasmus Prize Medal of European Academy for contribution to international research.

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