Expanding Horizons: Ancient Worlds Study Day 2021
Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day 2021
The Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day 2021 took place online on Wednesday 16th June with the general theme of 'Expanding Horizons'. Our focus for this event was to take the topics covered in the Class Civ and Ancient History curricula and to expand upon these, looking especially at interactions between diverse groups, but also expanding the horizons of what we think Classics is and what the term 'Classics' covers.
Over 500 pup[ils and teachers from more than 30 schools across the country attended the live event.
The day consisted of both live and pre-recorded elements. Live lectures were delivered by Prof Michael Scott and Dr Elena Giusti (see below) with a live Q&A with our current Classics students. For our pre-recorded content, our Warwick Classics community presented a diverse range of pre-recorded short videos on a range of topics linked to the OCR specs but taking pupils in new directions. Both live and pre-recorded elements complement the OCR specs while providing context and glimpses into new scholarship and directions in Classics.
Follow this link to access all the live and pre-recorded content for this event, created by Warwick Classics staff and postgrads, as well as contributors beyond the Dept.
The videos include the live talks:
'The Battle of Salamis and its Impact' by Prof Michael Scott
Michael's talk focused on the impact of one of the most important events in ancient history, which in 2020 celebrated its 2,500th anniversary. This talk will be of interest to anyone studying Greece and Persia, Invention of the Barbarian, Ancient Warfare, and Athenian Democracy.
A live Q&A with our Warwick Classics students. This is your opportunity to learn all about studying Classics at university and why it is such a fun and respected degree
'Centering Africa in Greek and Roman Literature' by Dr Elena Giusti
Elena's talk focused on representations of Africa in Greek and Roman literature, as well as African authors writing in Latin and Greek. This talk will be of interest of anyone studying Egypt, Cleopatra, Carthage, Dido, and Women in the ancient world.