Explore the epic works of Ovid looking at selections in the original language. 

When | Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August,  10.30am-3.30pm*

Where |  Chapter House, St Albans Cathedral

Cost | £150

Tutor | Anthony Armstrong, Classics Tutor

*Refreshments will be available, but please note that students are responsible for providing own lunch. 

The most enduring and comprehensive compilation of ancient myth to have survived from the ancient world, the Metamorphoses of Ovid has had a profound influence on the art and literature of the subsequent Western tradition.

Join us for a week of reading Book 8 of this work, in the original Latin, as we explore and discuss the myths of Daedalus and Icarus, Philemon and Baucis, and Althaea and Meleager among others.

This course is open to anyone of any ability in Latin, although please do note that we shall be studying and reading from the original Latin text. There will be no obligation to offer a translation, and grammar help will be given. The text will be available to download via PDF and a print-out will be provided for the week. 

How to Book

You can book online here using the button below, or by calling the Learning Administrator on 01727 890212 between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday. Tickets will be on sale until 12noon on Friday 28 July. Please ensure that you provide a current email address when you book. 

Clergy and Readers in St Albans Diocese have complimentary access to our Adult Learning courses, talks, study days, and reading groups. For clergy/Reader bookings, please email [email protected] with your name and role and we will confirm your place.

Creative Commons Image: Apollo and Daphne by Francois Le Moyne, C18th.