14th June 2014
On June 12th, 2014, Professor Christopher Pelling, the Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Oxford, and Temple Theatre treated guests to an exploration of ancient Greek martial values, drawing inspiration from the outstanding Corinthian helmet in the Kallos Gallery collection.
Professor Pelling guided the audience through a spectrum of ancient voices on heroism and warfare, from the Greek poet Tyrtaeus to Sarpedon’s and Glaucus’s exposition of the heroic code and Ajax’s rejection of his spear-bride Tecmessa’s pleas, ending on Aeneas’s inability to remove his battle-helmet and embrace his son, as his poetic forebear Hector had done.
Paul O’Mahony and Richard Darbourne delivered the speeches and dialogues with panache, including a spine-chilling rendition of Patrick Shaw-Stewart’s ‘Achilles in the Trench’ by Paul.
We are grateful to everyone who attended the event and helped to make it such an enjoyable occasion, and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our future events to explore further the fascinating world of the ancient Greeks through the beautiful works of art in Kallos Gallery.
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