2 December 2020

Archaeology café: The myth of Telephus

Hear the myth of Telephus in our online archaeology café run with researchers from the University of Bristol and have a go a papyrus making at home.

Get the biscuit tin out and get comfy as we explore the myth of tragic hero Telephus and the different versions of his story that survive through texts, artistic evidence and broken papyri.

Then have a go at creating your own version of the myth in a creative writing session or turn your hand to ancient papyrus making using everyday materials.

For this session you will need: a pen and paper if you want to try your hand at creative writing or scrap paper and glue if you want to have a go at papyrus making (to make it extra authentic then instant coffee and gauze are great but not vital).

Researcher: Martina Delucchi is a Ph.D. Candidate in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol. Her research focusses on the myth of Telephus, where it comes from, how it develops, who changes it and why.

Archaeology Cafés are run by Bristol Museums with researchers from the University of Bristol. Cafes involve a friendly and informal chat about researchers work and an easy activity that everyone can do at home (if you want to). Each session is short enough to fit into an afternoon tea break.

How to take part:

Due to COVID-19, this session will take place over Zoom.

Book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive.

Bookings close at 12pm on Wednesday 2 December.

Visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining webinars. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly.

Image: Pergamon Zeus Altar and Acropolis (Reconstruction Drawing) ) CC BY 3.