Whatever happened at (and to) Delphi?

This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 12th Dec 2017

The sanctuary site of Delphi in Greece became a UNESCO World Heritage site based on its 'ability to bring people - otherwise divided by material interest - together' crucially both in the past and in the present. Famously in the past people came to consult its oracle, but also to participate in its athletic and musical competitions, dedicate monuments to glorious deeds and marvel at the majesty of Apollo's sanctuary. How did this ancient Delphi work and how did its oracle maintain Mediterranean interest for over a 1000 years? Moreover, now that there is no oracle or games, how has the Delphi that has emerged from the ground over the past 150 years become an important location for bringing people together in the modern world too? And what might it continue to stand for in the future?

Dr Michael Scott will deliver this talk on 'Whatever happened at (and to) Delphi?' as the second in an annual series of Friends of Classics Memorial Lectures.

The lectures put on by Friends of Classics were classed as seminars rather than monologues. The atmosphere was relaxed, and interruptions, objections and questions were welcome throughout, indeed encouraged. Bonus points were added for stumping the speaker. The Memorial Lectures will carry on in this spirit.

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2017-12-12 2017-12-12 Europe/London Whatever happened at (and to) Delphi? Dr Michael Scott will deliver this talk as the second in an annual series of Friends of Classics Memorial Lectures. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/12/12/whatever-happened-at-and-to-delphi-159241 King Solomon Academy,Penfold Street ,London,

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