ARMCHAIR TRAVEL: LOST CITIES OF ANCIENT CARIA
Tuesday 29 June 2021
This month’s Armchair Travel event will take us to the Carian and Lycian coasts of western Turkey. Beyond the glorious crystal blue waters, this area boasts an extraordinary tapestry of traces of past civilisations. Professor Richard Hunter will introduce this part of the Mediterranean, focussing on two themes in particular: Bodrum (ancient Halicarnassus) as a city of writing and myth, and Knidos, where Praxiteles' famous' statue of the naked Aphrodite attracted both visitors and a rich body of legend.
Professor Hunter has been Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge since 2001. His research interests include Hellenistic and Roman poetry, ancient literary criticism and Greek literature and religion.