‘Beauty and the Bizarre: the Art of Hellenistic Greece’

Dr Stephen Kershaw

Friday 11th October 2019

The lectures will cover Hellenistic Sculpture, Architecture and Art and will examine the defining features of these areas during the first three centuries BC and seek a deeper understanding of this controversial period of Greek civilisation.

Dr Kershaw writes: ‘The response to Greek art of this period from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra is often ambiguous: is it the pinnacle of Greek achievement or is it the artistic expression of a decaying, decadent culture? By shedding light on the development of portraiture, examining stunning words like the Great Altar of Zeus at Pergamon and the Laocoon, looking at some extraordinary painting and exploring some of the era’s finest architectural achievements we will seek a deeper understanding of this controversial period of Greek civilisation’

Among other roles, Stephen Kershaw is a Classics tutor for Oxford University Department of Continuing Studies and may be familiar through his television appearances and his books about Greek and Roman civilisations which are the result of more than thirty years of travelling in and studying these fascinating areas.

The Study Day will be held at Cawley Hall, Eye nr Leominster from 10AM  - 3PM.

The cost will be £30 for members and £35 for non members and will include coffee/tea on arrival and a catered two course lunch.

Further details can be found on the booking form for this event which is on the website but if you would like more information contact the Study Day secretary

Avis Denny tel: 01568 780874 or email revdenny1@btinternet.com