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Humans and Other Beings in Our Classical Past

School of Advanced StudyHumans and Other Beings in Our Classical PastProfessor Greg Woolf(Director of the Institute of Classical Studies)Professor Greg Woolf's research focuses on the history and archaeology of the ancient world at the ve...

1hr 4mins

18 Jan 2017

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Why do we need Monsters?

Why do we need Monsters? Today we worry about chimaeras - organisms created by combining genes from more than one species - and science fiction writers imagine bizarre aliens on other planets, just as nineteenth-century novelists placed them in the...

1hr 21mins

17 Oct 2017

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ICS J.P. Barron Memorial Lecture: What ever happened to the barbarian?

Institute of Classical StudiesICS J.P. Barron Memorial LectureWhat ever happened to the barbarian?Thomas Harrison(University of St Andrews)John Penrose Barron Memorial Lecture

1hr 7mins

31 May 2016

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Tiryns: from the rise of its palace to the post-palatial resurgence

Institute of Classical StudiesTiryns: from the rise of its palace to the post-palatial resurgenceProfessor Joseph Maran(University of Heidelberg)Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture

1hr 27mins

16 May 2017

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Why do we need Monsters?

Why do we need Monsters? Today we worry about chimaeras - organisms created by combining genes from more than one species - and science fiction writers imagine bizarre aliens on other planets, just as nineteenth-century novelists placed them in the...

17 Oct 2017

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Classicist Foremothers and Why They Matter

Institute of Classical StudiesClassist Foremothers and Why They MatterProfessor Edith Hall(King's College London)J P Barron Memorial Lecture

54mins

6 Jun 2017

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T.B.L Webster Lecture - Two Reliefs and what they tell us about Athenian Comedy

Institute of Classical StudiesT.B.L Webster LectureTwo Reliefs and what they tell us about Athenian ComedyEric Csapo(Sydney)

3 May 2016

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T.B.L Webster Lecture - Two Reliefs and what they tell us about Athenian Comedy

Institute of Classical StudiesT.B.L Webster LectureTwo Reliefs and what they tell us about Athenian ComedyEric Csapo(Sydney)

51mins

3 May 2016

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The Archaic necropolis in Faliron Delta

Institute of Classical StudiesThe Archaic necropolis in Faliron DeltaDr Stella ChrysoulakiThe rescue excavations at Faliron are carried out by the Ephorate of West Attica, Piraeus and the Islands since 2012 at the area, where the Stavros Ni...

58mins

25 Nov 2016

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Humans and Other Beings in Our Classical Past

School of Advanced StudyHumans and Other Beings in Our Classical PastProfessor Greg Woolf(Director of the Institute of Classical Studies)Professor Greg Woolf's research focuses on the history and archaeology of the ancient world at the ve...

18 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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Hercules Ovidianus in Augustan Rome: between literature and figurative repertory

Institute of Classical StudiesHercules Ovidianus in Augustan Rome: between literature and figurative repertoryIsabella Colpo(Universit degli Studi di Padova)London Roman Art seminar

50mins

20 Mar 2016

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Classics in Contemporary Drama

Institute of Classical StudiesWomen Writing the ClassicsClassics in Contemporary DramaChair: Nick Lowe (RHUL)Phyllis Brighouse (Liverpool) By Jove theatre company

1hr 17mins

24 Nov 2015

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A.D.Trendall Lecture-Italic Dionysos in 4th Century BC Apulia

Institute of Classical StudiesA.D.Trendall LectureItalic Dionysos in 4th Century BC ApuliaThomas Carpenter(Ohio)

9 May 2016

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The Archaic necropolis in Faliron Delta

Institute of Classical StudiesThe Archaic necropolis in Faliron DeltaDr Stella ChrysoulakiThe rescue excavations at Faliron are carried out by the Ephorate of West Attica, Piraeus and the Islands since 2012 at the area, where the Stavros Ni...

25 Nov 2016

Rank #14

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Classics in Contemporary Women's Prose

Institute of Classical StudiesWomen Writing the Classics SeminarClassics in Contemporary Women's ProseElizabeth Cook Salley Vickers

51mins

8 Dec 2015

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