#PotW: The afterlife of Cicero – 7-8 May

A conference organised by the Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and UCL. The conference will be held at the Warburg Institute. The conference will explore the impact of Cicero’s writings and personality on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature. Since so much of Cicero’s writings is extant,… Continue reading #PotW: The afterlife of Cicero – 7-8 May

#PotW: Afterlife of Greek Tragedy – 5/6 March

The conference (organised by the Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies) will explore the impact of Greek Tragedy on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature, including the development and character of European and other theatrical traditions. The proceedings will be jointly published by the two Institutes as… Continue reading #PotW: Afterlife of Greek Tragedy – 5/6 March

Pick of the week: The Place of Hell – Topographies, Structures, Genealogies

SAS pick of the week. On the island of Crete, there are around 850 historical churches containing fresco programmes, at least ninety-three of which contain vivid depictions of Hell. Many of these Hell scenes occur within the traditional setting of the Last Judgement, but quite frequently the eternal torments of the damned were also depicted… Continue reading Pick of the week: The Place of Hell – Topographies, Structures, Genealogies