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Io Io Io! Modern Christmas vs Roman Saturnalia

Partying, pantomime, feasting and gift-giving are all established traditions of the Christmas season. At the same time of the year over 2000 years ago, Romans had the very same customs in celebration of a different festival – Saturnalia.

Classics expert honoured by University of Warwick

The University of Warwick has honoured an acclaimed Classics expert who has helped open up the ancient world to state school pupils including many in Coventry

Dr Michael Scott presents Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean

Hot on the heels of his latest BBC series Invisible Cities Dr Michael Scott Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick presents Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean starting on BBC Two at 9pm from the 31 January 2017.

Dr Michael Scott discovers more of Italy’s Invisible Cities: 4 Jan 9pm BBC One

Following the revelations uncovered in Rome’s Invisible City, classicist at the University of Warwick Dr Michael Scott and presenter Alexander Armstrong are set to hit the road again for three new adventures. This time, they’re travelling through three of Italy’s most fascinating cities – Naples, Venice and Florence – to bring a fresh perspective to 2,000 years of history.

Mon 19 Dec 2016, 10:58 | Tags: Community and region, Classics, Television, Arts

Dr Michael Scott presents his new book, Ancient Worlds, an epic history of East and West

Dr Michael Scott, Associate Professor in the University of Warwick’s Classics and Ancient History department presents a richly coloured new vision of ancient history for our globalised world, showing us that to truly understand great events in our past we must explore their global contexts, connecting the West to the East and indeed to all corners of the earth.

Wed 06 Jul 2016, 14:21 | Tags: Community and region, Classics, Book launch, Book, community, Arts

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