Lectures & Events

Day 8: Perth | Scholars Lecture Series 2016

18 Oct 2016
  • Perth

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ASA in conjunction with Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia

This evening is part of a rich lecture series that will immerse Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and Australians Studying Abroad friends and travellers in educational and enjoyable stories of architecture, arts, gardens, travel and history delivered by Australian Studying Abroad (ASA) specialists. Please help us make this evening a success and invite your friends to join you.


 Dr Heather Sebo

An Evening with Dr Heather Sebo, Tuesday 18 October 2016

Heather completed her PhD in the Department of Classics at the University of Melbourne. She is currently lecturing in “The Greek World” and “Classical Myth” subjects offered by the Centre for Mediterranean Studies at La Trobe University Bundoora. Recent personal highlights have been script writing and presenting for the Stork Theatre Iliad and Odyssey Literary Digs, involvement in “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece” (visiting exhibition, British Museum), and publication in the distinguished journal Arethusa (47:2):  “Strife and Starvation. Euripides Helen.


Pre-lecture Refreshments 6.00 – 6.30pm


Lecture | 6.30 – 7.30pm

Troy – “Imaginary Ilium, a fabled city in myth, art and literature”

The city of Troy is a famous archaeological site in North Western Turkey, but it is also, perhaps more importantly, a place in the “county of the mind”, an important site in the modern, as well as the ancient, imaginary. Troy’s beginnings stretch back to the time of origins, to the Great Flood, its very walls were built by Poseidon and Apollo.  The ancients describe it as a place of untold wealth, of gold and fabulous luxury.  But Troy was always a tragic city, loved and hated by the gods and beset by a fatal disposition to renege on its obligations. Emblematic of this weakness is the story of Cassandra who accepted Apollo’s gift of prophecy, who foresaw Troy’s destruction, but was fated never to be believed when she withdrew her favours. This lecture will explore the engagement of ancient poets and vase painters with the myth of Troy.


Bookings Essential

Reservations
Please book online, or contact Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia
Tel       (08) 9492 6750
Email  friends@artgallery.wa.gov.au
Booking reference: F1506

Cost
Members $30/ Non-members $40 (inc. refreshments)

Venue
Central Institute of Technology
Lecture Theatre, Downstairs Building 1  (Entry off Museum Street)
NORTHBRIDGE, WA 6003

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