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Classical Languages Summer School in Sicily – “Searching for happiness; life and death in Greece and Rome”
Dr. George Gazis, Dr. Chiara Blanco and Prof. Heather Reid will be leading the Classical Languages Summer School in Siracusa, Sicily, from 2-13 August 2021, looking for happiness in the writings of the past. Siracusa, with its great Greek heritage, is the perfect place to study the works of the past in the original languages – and to enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle between classes.
The courses, dedicated to Ancient Greek and Latin language, will focus on literary and philosophical texts by Homer, Plato and Lucretius and there will a a one-week introductory course to Ancient Greek language.
The courses will be held in-person in Siracusa so participants can soak up the Mediterranean atmophere of the beautiful island of Ortigia and alternate study with the search for happiness and history in the archeological sites in and around the city. It may also be possible to participate online.
Dr Gazis is Assistant Professor in Greek Literature at the Department of Classics and Ancient History, at Durham University. His research interests lie in Archaic Greek Poetry (mainly Homer), as well as Greek Lyric and Tragedy.
Dr Blanco is a Research Lecturer in Classics at Trinity College, University of Oxford. Her main research interests lie in the intersections between ancient literature (Greek tragedy in particular) and medicine, and she is also interested in the role of the senses and emotions in Greek and Roman culture.
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