On Thursday March 7th Dr Arngrímur Vídalín from the University of Iceland will give a talk called:
«CLASSICAL INFLUENCE ON OLD NORSE LITERATURE»
Arngrímur has sent us a short presentation of his lecture:
«One of the more interesting notions apparent in Old Norse literature involves the alleged origins of Icelanders in the ancient city of Troy. During the aftermath of the great siege of Troy, some of the heroes of that great battle traveled north to Scandinavia where they were hailed as gods and became the ancestors of Scandinavian and Icelandic nobility. This, along with other items of ancient provenance, will be examined in this lecture and put into perspective with how Icelanders viewed themselves within their Christian worldview. »
Everybody is welcome!