Past Events

Past EventsMonday, March 7

Passions: The Temple

Simon Goldhill

The Temple of Jerusalem, destroyed by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, has a unique hold on our imaginations. Not just a building, it is also a way of constructing a picture of humanity’s relation to the divine. Simon Goldhill engages with its long history of longing and grief, fantasy and power, artistic dreams and political machinations.

Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at Cambridge University.  His many publications include Love, Sex and Tragedy: How the Ancient World Shapes our Lives (2004) and The Temple of Jerusalem (2004).

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