The Incongrous Athletes of Satyric Drama.

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The Incongrous Athletes of Satyric Drama

Satyr-plays often had athletic contests as their setting where the satyrs of the chorus encountered athletes or tried to be competitors themselves, and this raises several questions. For example, with their unrestrained appetites for sex and wine, satyrs lacked the important athletic virtue of moderation. So why were satyrs and athletics mixed together in these plays? Our speaker will consider such questions and propose answers to them.

Followed by The Betty Fletcher Scholarship Award Presentation.

Followed by The Launch of Dr Sandra Christou's book "Sexually Ambiguous Imagery in Cyprus from the Neolithic to the Cypro-Archaic Period".

Please note that the Sunday Series lecture in July will be held in the Abel Smith lecture theatre (building 23). Lectures will return to Room 302, Forgan Smith from September.