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Lectures for Autumn Term 2018 (Seminars in weeks 4,7 and 10)

All lectures are in S0.21

  • Week 01 Rome: Centre of the Universe? (AG)
  • Week 02 Who do you think you are? Citizens, Freedmen and Slaves (AG)
  • Week 03 Are you not entertained? Perspectives on the Roman games (AG)
  • Week 04 Seminar 1 (In Class Debate) Bloody Parade or Raucous Charade? Experiencing the games & assessing literary perspectives (AG)
  • Week 05 Show me the Money: Coins and the Economy of Ancient Rome (DW)
  • Week 06 All too familiar: The Roman Family & Familia (AG)
  • Week 07 Always Remember to Pillage before you Burn: Life in the Roman Army (AG)
  • Week 07: Seminar 2: Archaeological Sources: Ostia & the Empire (DW: ALL GROUPS).
  • Thursday: Group 1: 11-12 (H4.02) ; Group 2: 12-1 (H3.02); Group 3: 4-5pm (H.044).
  • Week 08 Death & Burial: Living & Dying in the Roman world (AG)
  • Week 09 Roman Literacy and Education: Monumental Insights (AG)
  • Week 10 Essay Feedbck (AG)
  • Week 10 Seminar 3: The Writing's on the wall: Literacy & Epigraphic sources (DW)
  • Thursday: Group 1: 11-12 (H4.02); Group 2: 12-1 (H3.02); Group 3: 4-5pm (H.044)

Lectures for Spring Term 2019 (Seminars in weeks 3,5)

  • Week 01 Literature 1: (EG)
  • Week 02 Literature 2: (EG)
  • Week 03 Literature 3: (EG)
  • Week 04 Come Dine with Me: Nero, Petronius & an intro to the Roman House (AG)
  • Week 04 Seminar 4- Vergil's Aeneid ( AT: Groups 1-2; PPG: Group 3 (H.0.44))
  • Week 05 Less can be more: Reading week
  • Week 06 Roman Art and Architecture (ZN)
  • Week 07 Images of Augustus (DC)
  • Week 07 Seminar 5 - Tacitus' Agricola (DS: All Groups)
  • Thursday: Group 1: 11-12 (H4.02); Group 2: 12-1 (H3.02); Group 3: 4-5pm (H.044)
  • Week 08 Effects of Rome (DW)
  • Week 09 Emperor Worship (DC)
  • Week 10 Exam Revision Session (AG)
  • Week 10: Seminar 6- Roman Coins (DW) All Groups
  • Thursday: Group 1: 11-12 (H4.02); Group 2: 12-1 (H3.02); Group 3: 4-5pm (H.044)
  • Summer Term 2019

  • Week 01 Revision Lecture 1 (AG).: This will focus on revision strategy, time management, & consolidating course materials. (Word Document)Gobbet Worksheet for the British Museum
  • Week 01: Zahra (art & archaeology) topics and Elena (lit topics) will have ESSAY FEEDBACK in Week 1 of the Summer Term.
  • Week 02 British Museum Field Trip (AG) . Exam Gobbet Tutorial. This sesssion is compulsory, but more importantly, it is a brilliant opportunity to practise Exam Gobbets with the examiners (Abigail, James and Roel(?)).
  • Thursday May 2nd: Arrive at 11.00- finish at 1.30/2pm. Be sure to eat before you arrive or grab something before you come in (food at the BM is not inexpensive).
  • Buy tickets at the trainline website you want to arrive at 11 or earlier, and if you come from Coventry into Euston, it is a 5-10 min walk to the museum (save on a tube fare).
  • Non intelligunt homines, quam magnum vectigal sit parsimonia! "Men do not understand how great a revenue frugality can be!" Cicero Paradoxa Stoicorum 4.
  • Right now (Feb 21st 2018) morning trains range from 6-10 pounds, return fares (at. 2.30/3pm) are from 7-10 pounds (before railcard discounts have been applied). If you try to book the day before or week before, you will pay much more. So please note** this trip could cost as little as 10-12 pounds return**
  • Week 03 Revision Lecture 2 (AG): This will focus on practise tests and how to mark an exam.
  • Week 04: Office hours for last minute exam queries. Please email in advance to set up a time.


Remains of the Circus Maximus

Sunset on the Palatine Hill

Inside the Pyramid of Cestius