A Final Foray – Seamus Heaney on Virgil’s Aeneid

Tros Anchisiade, facilis descensus Averno:noctes atque dies patet atri ianua Ditis;sed revocare gradum superasque evadere ad auras,hoc opus, hic labor est. 'Trojan, son of Anchises,It is easy to descend into Avernus.Death's dark door stands open day and night.But to retrace your steps and get back to upper air,That is the task, that is the undertaking'- … Continue reading A Final Foray – Seamus Heaney on Virgil’s Aeneid

Hadrian’s Wall: Masterstroke or Folly?

On 14th October, we welcomed bestselling author Douglas Jackson to AKS Lytham for a fascinating lecture in which, as Classics Ambassador Caroline tells us, he argued that Hadrian’s Wall was far less of a success than we might think... Douglas Jackson opens his talk for the LSA CA Hadrian’s Wall separated Britannia from the 'barbarians … Continue reading Hadrian’s Wall: Masterstroke or Folly?