SOCRATES IN LOVE

Date
18-05-2019
Time
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Venue
The Forum: Ballroom
Price
£9 (excl. fees)
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About the Event

Armand D’Angour, Classics Professor at Jesus College, Oxford, talks to philosopher Julian Baggini about Socrates’ passionate early life. Expect insightful and innovative exploration into the mysterious woman Socrates claimed inspired him to develop ideas that still captivate us today.

About the Author

Armand D’Angour is currently an Associate Professor of Classics at Oxford and Fellow and Tutor at Jesus College, Oxford. He is the author of The Art of Swimming and The Greeks and The New (winner of the Spectator Book of the Year 2011, shortlisted for the Runciman Award 2012), he has written widely about Greek and Latin poetry, music, and literature, and was commissioned to craft Pindaric odes for two Olympic Games (for Athens in 2004 and London in 2012). Trained as a pianist and cellist as well as a classicist, he has recently contributed to the rediscovery of the sounds of ancient Greek music.