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Classical Society:
Constantine Louloudis KS on the Iliad

The Classical Society featured our very own Constantine Louloudis KS, who gave an extremely interesting and erudite lecture (to an elite audience) on the topic of his commended dissertation in the Newcastle Classical Prize, entitled ‘Making gods of men and men of gods: A talk on Homer’s Iliad’. Constantine illustrated the nature of the human condition, the parallelism of gods and men, and the dichotomy between the gods and Fate with a series of extracts from the Iliad which succinctly supported his points.

An excellent discussion followed in which Constantine displayed superb background knowledge about the nature of heroism and the contrast between mortals and gods, enabling him to fight off attacks from beaks and boys alike. It is no easy task to give a lecture to a room containing people who are almost certain to know more about your chosen topic than you do yourself, and Constantine has certainly set the bar high for the remaining two Secretaries.

 

Edmund Bridges OS ME (ASR)

DATE POSTED: 13 October 2009

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