Tales from Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Myths that have long inspired writers and artists are retold

at Gloucester Cathedral

on Saturday 6th November 2021

Pyramus & Thisbe – Andreas Nesselthaler – 1795

Cristina Anason-Lewis reads three of Catullus’ Lesbia poems – with a nod to his inspiration, Sappho.  

Matthew Hargreaves reading Virgil - image Juno visits the underworld

Ovid Metamorphoses 4

Matthew Hargreaves reads Ovid’s description of the unwelcoming world below.


Orpheus and Eurydice

Ovid Metamorphoses 10

read by Llewelyn Morgan


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The Song of Arms and a Man

This dramatic presentation of Virgil’s Aeneid made it to Gloucester, Bristol, Oxford, Godalming and Cambridge before coming to an abrupt halt, like everything else. The Song of Arms and a Man will return before long.

Latin in performance

George Sharpley on the spoken word in the ancient world.

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