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History: Greek inspiration in Roman Naples

Greek inspiration in Roman Naples
A talk by writer Jordan Lancaster. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura

The Romans enjoyed travelling to Pompeii the Bay of Naples to indulge in a Greek way of life, to wear Greek costumes and practice Greek customs as a form of relaxation; the Epicurean philosophical school in Naples inspired both Virgil and Horace. We shall examine the Greek way of life in Naples and Pompei in order to understand the fascination it exerted in Roman times. 

European Reading Club I « 1914 » by Jean Echenoz (in English)

6:30pm
Site: Public Reference Library - Discusion Room 3rd floor
Hosted by Martha Baillie, Canadian author
 
On the occasion of the reading club organized with our European partners, Alliance Française Toronto invite you to discover Jean Echenoz's masterpiece, 14, which evokes shoulder-high the conflict of 14-18, telling how war interrupted and changed the daily life of five teenagers leaving somewhere in Vendée.
 
Free entrance
 

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