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Thinking through fragments: might and right
23 November, 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
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+.