Passions: The Temple
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 an award-winning writer and broadcaster, whose books The Temple of Jerusalem and Jerusalem, City of Longing are best-sellers and translated into eight languages. He is Professor of Greek at Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College. He has published widely on ancient Greek and on Victorian Jerusalem.