Classics in Newfoundland & Labrador: An Unexpected Presence

Date: Jun 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Theatre
Cost: Included With Admission

What do ancient Greece and Rome have to do with Newfoundland?

Dr. Luke Roman from the Department of Classics of Memorial University will explore the presence of Greco-Roman antiquity in the history and cultures of Newfoundland and Labrador. This voyage through unexpected corners of the Province's history will include some interesting stops along the way: the teaching of Latin in the schools; Wilfrid Grenfell's admiration of "the Greek perfection of body"; the appearance of Dido, Queen of Carthage, in the annals of Newfoundland lexicography; and the fierce attacks on rivals waged in print by John F. Morris, editor of The Register and Professor of Literature and Classics at St. Bonaventure's College.

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