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Oedipus the Atheist: New Thoughts on Religion and Greek Tragedy

Talk with Prof. Tim Whitmarsh.
When Oct 30, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Room 1.02, Museum of Classical Archaeology
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Contact Phone (01223) 330402
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The main difference between Greek and modern drama is that the Greeks thought of theatre as religious ritual - right? Prof. Tim Whitmarsh picks apart Sophocles' most famous play to show its radical experimentalism with ideas about divinity and even atheism: like the Hitchinses and Dawkinses of his day, Sophocles was part of a wider movement retooling society's attitudes towards the gods.

This event is part of the Festival of Ideas programme.

For adults. Free of charge.

Book tickets here. Please note that bookings open on Monday 22nd September at 10am.

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