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OSFAS Lecture: A Tradition of Journeys to Hell and Back Presented by Ray Clark


In his presentation, Professor Ray Clark will recount tales of 2000 years of divine and human journeys to hell from the Middle East, Greece and Rome in the period before Christ.

After undergraduate and doctoral studies at the University of Exeter UK, Ray Clark travelled to St. John’s, Newfoundland where he taught classics for some 30 years before his retirement. He is still teaching, however, as an adjunct professor of classics at the University of Ottawa. Professor Clark has published extensively on the Roman poet Vergil and for three years was editor of Vergilius, the scholarly journal of The Vergilian Society of America. Much of Professor Clark’s research has been devoted to the mythology of the underworld in Graeco-Roman belief.

Offered in partnership with the Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences.



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