Many of us have seen blockbuster movies based on the stories told in Homer’s epic poems. Now there’s a rare chance to see an accessible dramatisation of part of the Iliad in the original Greek with English surtitles at St John’s College, Cambridge.
A conference in Cambridge this weekend will mark the 60th anniversary of the decipherment by Michael Ventris of Linear B, a script used for an early form of ancient Greek. His stunning achievement pushed back the frontiers of knowledge about the ancient world.
An ancient Italian town whose remains are buried beneath the earth has been mapped by a team of researchers, revealing evidence of a bustling social and economic settlement 1,500 years ago.
For the first in an occasional series documenting a week in the life of a member of the University community, Dr Michael Scott - Affiliated Lecturer in Classics and Research Associate at Darwin College - was shadowed by our photo-diarist Sir Cam, providing an insight into the diversity of academic life at Cambridge.
Just what was life like in the ancient world? Dr Michael Scott, Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Classics and Research Associate at Darwin College, shares some of his thoughts as he prepares to talk this Friday on ‘Life in the Ancient World’ as part of the Darwin Lecture series 2012. http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/30610