Location: The Oxfam Moot
Time: 16:00 – 30th May 2014
At the Hay Festival, I gave a talk on my new book, ‘Delphi: The Center of the Ancient World’ published with Princeton University Press.
For more information on the festival, follow this link.
The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the omphalos – the centre or navel – of the ancient world for more than a thousand years. Individuals, city leaders and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi’s oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions. In this talk I will be introducing the ideas I will discuss in my new book – for more information on this, click here.