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We’re pleased to report that the final manuscript for The Modern Hercules (Hercules Project vol. 3) has just been submitted to Brill (details of the contents at https://herculesproject.leeds.ac.uk/publications/). More news on the production schedule when we get it, but we can disclose that the volume includes a chapter on Marian Maguire‘s fabulous ‘Labours of Herakles’…
It’s official: The Exemplary Hercules, the project’s second volume, is in production, with a publication date scheduled for September 2020!  Keep an eye on the book’s page on Brill’s website; details of contents are already available, of course, on the Hercules Project website, with an abstract for each chapter.
The first of our four volumes is out!  The official publication date was 6th February, several weeks earlier than expected, but our own hard copy has just reached Leeds now.  This coincides with news of Hercules Project Coordinator Emma Stafford’s promotion at the University of Leeds to a Chair of Greek Culture.  The Project played a…
We’re very pleased to report the following progress on our four volumes: Vol. 1 Herakles Inside and Outside the Church: from the first Apologists to the Quattrocento: first proofs have now been corrected, so we should be on target for publication in March 2020. Vol. 2 The Exemplary Hercules from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and beyond:…
One of Marian Maguire’s prints, from the series Titikowaru’s Dilemma, is currently on display as part of the British Museum’s much-praised exhibition Troy: myth and reality (21st November 2019-8th March 2020).  Like the prints in The Labours of Herakles series, Titokowaru and Te Whiti discuss the question, ‘What is Peace?’ (lithograph, 2010/11) combines a New…
It doesn’t seem like four years since the touring exhibition The Labours of Herakles visited Cambridge, but now the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology has been hosting Marian Maguire’s most recent Greek-art-inspired series Goddesses.  There are just two weeks left if you want to catch the exhibition (ends 13th December 2019)!  Photo courtesy of Susanne…
Saturday 16th November saw the world premiere of the film The Fire of Olympus. Held in the splendid surrounds of Leeds University’s Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, the screening was preceded by a Q&A session chaired by Prof. Derek Scott (Leeds School of Music), with contributions from composer Tim Benjamin, Music Director Ellie Slorach, tenor Michael…
November 16th, 2019 | Time: 19:30 — 21:30 Clothworkers Concert Hall, School of Music, Cavendish Road, Leeds University The Fire Of Olympus or, On Sticking It To The Man is a radical re-imagining of Greek mythology. An opera presented in film, it tells the legends of Prometheus and Pandora, and the theft of the secret of Fire from Zeus, the all-powerful President of…
Tim Benjamin’s brilliant new opera was premiered by Radius Opera at Burnley Mechanics on Saturday 14th September. Like Tim’s 2017 work, the oratorio Herakles, this was inspired by classical mythology, but this time offering a twenty-first-century take on the story of Prometheus and Pandora. The set was minimalist but effective in establishing the stark, authoritarian world…
Volume 1, Inside and Outside the Church: the Christian Herakles from the end of antiquity to the Quattrocento, is in production, and should be appearing early in the New Year. A complete manuscript of Volume 2, The Exemplary Hercules from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment and Beyond, is on its way for review by Brill’s…