You are here


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)

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

Meet the Author: Howard Shrier

Howard Shrier is an award-winning author of crime fiction.Howard's novels - all featuring Toronto Jewish investigator Jonah Geller - include: Buffalo Jump, High Chicago, Boston Cream and Miss Montreal.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bring your lunch & stay for our Thursday afternoon drop-in program Klezmer in the New World: A Musical Alchemy.
FREE (Klezmer music afternoon drop-in: $4) 
info: (416) 924-6211 x 155

Lecture: The Representation of Japan in the Republic of Letters

6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Admission: Free (please register at link)

Speaker: Professor Francesco Campagnola (Ghent University) with an introduction by Professor Thomas Keirstead (Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto)

How did seventeenth and eighteenth century European documents, maps and journals represent Japan? How did the Republic of Letters – the self-proclaimed community of the scholars and the learned – imagine it well before the country was completely opened to the eyes of the foreigners?


Subscribe to RSS - Lecture