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Epic Worlds: A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Study Day 2023

Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day 2023 

'Epic Worlds'

The Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day 2023 will take place on Wednesday 28th June with the general theme of 'Epic Worlds'. The plan for this event is to take topics covered in the Classical Civilisation and Ancient History GCSE and A-level curricula and to expand upon these in new directions, looking especially at links to ancient Greek and Roman epic, and the world of the heroes, drawing on our lecturers' specialities and interests. The talks will expand the horizons of the attendees, rather than repeat what they have already learnt on their curriculum, further deepening their appreciation of the ancient world.

The talks will be pitched at A-level and GCSE students primarily. If schools are keen on bringing younger students please email Dr Paul Grigsby Paul dot Grigsby at Warwick dot ac dot uk and he will be able to advise on the level of the content.

Schedule (tbc)

10.30 – 11.15am Prof Emmanuela Bakola – 'Greek Epic in Tragedy'
11-15-12.00pm Prof Zahra Newby – 'Epic in Greek and Roman Art: the Trojan War'
Break 12-12.15
12.15-1.00pm – Prof Michael Scott – ‘Does epic work for us? The ancient Greek use (and non-use) of epic tales.’
Lunch 1.00-1.45
1.45-2.30pm – Dr Nicolas Liney – 'Achilles at the edge of epic: Statius' Achilleid'
2.30-3.15pm – Dr Joe Watson – 'Transforming Epic: Ovid’s Metamorphoses and the Epic Tradition'