Mon., Feb 27: Edith Hall, “That Goblin Word: Why We Need to Rethink What We and Aristophanes Mean by Demagogue”
Edith Hall is Professor in the Classics Department and Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London. Her specialty in putting pleasure into the history, literature, theatre, myth and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome and their continuing impact in the modern world. She has published more than twenty books, broadcasts frequently on radio and television, works as consultant with professional theatres, lectures all over the world, and publishes widely in academic and mainstream journals and newspapers. Her lecture will bring a rigorous look at Aristophanes’ Knights into contact with our experiences of Donald Trump.