Greek And Latin Voices - Virgil

Series on the influence of the Roman poet Virgil.



Professor Maria Wyke of the Department of Greek and Latin at University College, London discusses how Virgil's work was received in his own time and how quickly it made an impact.

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Seamus Heaney reflects on the lasting influence which Virgil has had on his own poetry and on the Western literary tradition, in a talk illustrated with some of Heaney's translations of the Roman poet's work.


Professor Charles Martindale of Bristol University traces the way in which Virgil's work has been received through the centuries and asks why he should still be read today.

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Prof Philip Hardie of Cambridge University considers the themes of exile and utopia that run through Virgil's major works.