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Expanding Horizons: Ancient Worlds Study Day 2021

Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day 2021 

'Expanding Horizons'

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.

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 eighteen specially 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.

Pre-Recorded Resources

On the morning of 16th June we will release a suite of pre-recorded videos on aspects of the ancient world, taking the elements of the OCR specs and leading you in new directions across the ancient world, expanding the horizons of what the study of Classics is all about.

1.30-2.15pm The Battle of Salamis and its Impact

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.

2.20-2.50pm Studying Classics

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

3.00-3.45pm Centering Africa in Greek and Roman Literature

Dr Elena Giusti

Elena's talk focused on representations of Africa in Greek and Roman literature, as well as African authors witing in Latin and Greek. This talk will be of interest of anyone studying Egypt, Cleopatra, Carthage, Dido, and Women in the ancient world.

If you are interested in attending the live sessions or in receiving more information about this event, please email Dr Paul Grigsby at