Evening talks

Anthropology asks one big question: what does it mean to be human?

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Next talk

Richard Seaford

Location: Daryll Forde Seminar Room, Anthropology Building, 14 Taviton St, off Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0BW. Tube: Euston Square

This drama has since antiquity never been remotely understood. I will explain (a) its religious significance, as an aetiological myth of the rite of passage known as mystic initiation, which accommodated death by rehearsing it, (b) its political significance both for the Greeks and ourselves, as setting the man-of-money against community, and (c) the relationship of (a) to (b).

Reading the drama before the seminar is highly recommended