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A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Study Day 2024

Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day 2024

Friday 8th November 2024

IMPORTANT UPDATE: THis event is now full, so booking has now closed. If, however, you want to put your school on the reserve list, please email Dr Paul Grigsby at Paul.Grigsby@warwick.ac.uk

The Warwick Classics Network A. G. Leventis Ancient Worlds Day 2024 will take place on Friday 8th November on the Warwick campus. This enjoyable and educational event is aimed at A-level and GCSE students and will give them an idea of university teaching through lectures and smaller seminar style sessions led by our warwick academics. The topics covered will touch on those in the Classical Civilisation and Ancient History GCSE and A-level curricula but will expand upon these in new directions, drawing on our lecturers' specialities and interests. The seminars will expand the horizons of the attendees, building on what they have already learnt on their curriculum, further deepening their appreciation of the ancient world. There will also be language sessions for those studying - or interested in studying - Ancient Greek and Latin.

At present the exact details of the sessions is yet to be finalised, but talks will most probably include: Prof David Fearn (Head of Department) on “Encountering the Classical: Adventures with Ancient Literature and Material Culture” (keynote) and “Homer and the challenges of translation” (seminar); Prof Alison Cooley on 'Gladiators at Pompeii'; Prof Zahra Newby on 'Alexander the Great and his Legacy'); Dr Paul Grigsby on Communicating with the Gods in Greek Religion; Jacqui Butler on Women in Pompeii - real women and mythological women in wall paintings; Dr Joe Watson on 'Ovid Heroides 15'; Dr Clare Rowan on the coins and Augustus/Imperial image; Prof Emmanuela Bakola on reading Greek plays as dramas, not as mere texts; plus others soon to be confirmed.

The proposed structure of the day is as below (details of sessions to follow):

Welcome (Prof David Fearn - Head of Department; Dr Paul Grigsby) 10.45

Plenary lecture 11.00-11.50

Break (with refreshments) 11.50-12.10

Parallel seminar sessions (4 or 5 sessions including language option) - 12.10- 13.00

*Lunch 13.00-13.40

Parallel seminar sessions (4 or 5 sessions including language option) -13.40-14.30

Break - 14.30-14.40

Plenary Lecture and farewell - 14.40-15.30

*Lunch and refreshments will be provided. We will collect data on dietary requirments closer to the event.

Follow this link to book your place