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Roman Satire: Nothing New under the Sun

Saturday 5 February 2022, 10.00AM to 1.15pm

Speaker(s): Gillian Hovell BA ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’

Modern life is rich in scope for modern political and social comedy and satire. Discover how comedy that is gentle or sharp has been used to ease life since ancient times. In particular, satire has been around since Roman times. You may find that life hasn’t changed that much after all …Sex, corruption, murder, violence, money, gender issues, social climbing; as one Roman playwright put it, ‘there’s nothing that can be said that hasn’t been said before’.

  • Tutor: Gillian Hovell BA ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’
  • Term: Spring
  • Day: Saturday
  • Start Date: 05 and 12 February 2022
  • Time: 10am-1.15pm
  • No. of weeks: 2 (consecutive weeks)
  • Full fee: £47

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable) as well as a reliable broadband connection.

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Location: Online