Travel Tuesdays: Explore the World Virtually – Episode 10
Take an epic journey right across Greece, south to north, from Crete to Corfu—to the vibrant world of modern Greece, but also to the deep past of the poet we call Homer.
The Labyrinth and the Dancing Floor: Homer’s Mythic Crete
presented by Dr Heather Sebo
On ASA’s program entitled ‘Between Sea and Sky: Homer’s Greek Islands’, we take an epic journey right across Greece, south to north, from Crete to Corfu—to the vibrant world of modern Greece, but also to the deep past of the poet we call Homer. We visit towns and cities that Homer names, places that he may have visited, and others like Knossos and Mycenae and Pylos and Corinth, whose stories had been told in image and song for a thousand years.
In this talk, Dr Heather Sebo will visit some of those places and tell some of those stories. Along the way, she will untangle what Homer has to say about the earliest Cretan myths–about Minos, Ariadne and the labyrinth, the craftsman Daedalus, ships that move by the power of thought and orchards that yield every kind of fruit, in and out of season, forever.
Recorded during a live-streamed Zoom presentation, this video has been carefully edited to deliver the experience of being part of an audience and having the best seat in the house.
Heather Sebo completed her PhD in the Department of Classics at the University of Melbourne in the field of Greek Myth and Drama. She is an Honorary Associate in Classics at La Trobe University and is currently co-ordinating the subject “Classical Myth” and lecturing in the Centre for Classics and Ancient History. Her lectures associated with these courses on iTunes have been extremely popular. Heather is also a performance consultant in Ancient Drama at Complete Works Theatre Company.
Find out more about Heather here.