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.

Events & Programs

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Tour
You could say Newfoundland and Labrador exists because of cod fish. So many cod that at one time that you could literally dip your bucket over the side of your boat and ...
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Music
From fiddle to accordion, from harp to vocals, come and check out our amazing local talent as they fill The Rooms with music and song from our province's rich musical ...
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Experience what makes the people and this place so unique.

MUSIC: When we are not talking, we are singing. And dancing. And having a time. Learn why ...
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Tour
Taking place on the 70th anniversary of Confederation with Canada, this exhibition gathers close to 100 artworks, images and objects from across The Rooms art gallery, ...