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Thinking through fragments: might and right

23 November, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


How can we use the past to think about the present? The ancient Greek historian Thucydides claimed that his work would be a ‘possession for ever’, helping his readers understand war, politics and power – but his ideas are often used to make the world seem simpler than it really is, with dangerous consequences. This event will use games and role-playing to explore a key episode in Thucydides’ account, opening up issues of might and right, realism and idealism. A performance of this episode will then bring these debates to life, followed by a talk on how Thucydides can help us make sense of the world.

Suitable for ages 14+.

This event is part of the series (Re)discover and resist.
For event information, please contact Sanja Djerasimovic at s.djerasimovic@exeter.ac.uk.

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23 November, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Exeter Community Centre
17 St. David's Hill
Exeter, EX4 3RG
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