This illustrated presentation will examine what has been said and written about Cleopatra from ancient times to the present, how she has been represented in art, in the cinema, on the stage and in advertising. The audience will be invited to consider whether Cleopatra was a heroine or a monster.
After teaching at Brisbane State High School in the fifties, Don Barrett joined Classics and Ancient History at UQ in 1960. He became Senior Lecturer in 1966 and Reader in 1973. From 1983 till retirement in 1994, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts. Though primarily a Latinist, he has published in a variety of fields four books (two co-authored with Max Kanowski and Trevor Bryce), some seventy-five journal articles and three educational videotapes, He is an honorary research consultant in Classics and Ancient History and continues to teach Latin at Brisbane Grammar School.
Non-members are welcome. A donation of $10 per person includes entry in the lucky door prize and afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be held in E318, Forgan Smith Building.