Epic poems telling of cultures colliding, deeply conflicted identities and a fast-changing world were written by the Greeks under Roman rule in the first to the sixth centuries CE. Now, the first comprehensive study of these vast, complex texts is casting new light on the era that saw the dawn of Western modernity.
A heavyweight addition has joined the ranks at the Museum of Classical Archaeology after a cast of the Terme Boxer was placed on display.
What do we mean when we say that someone has ‘classical’ good looks? Are male nudes in art appropriate viewing for family audiences? In looking at the arguments ignited by the opening, in 1854, of an exhibition of Greek and Roman statuary, Dr Kate Nichols explores the ways in which notions of beauty, morality and gender are intertwined.
A project and website to help Divinity students (and any other keen language students) learn New Testament Greek will launch this month.
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
Samuel Butler was a man with big ideas and a big imagination. He wrote on literature, science, art and religion, always thinking outside the box and encouraging others to see things in new ways.
Latin-lovers, Greek fanatics and anyone with a passing interest in the ancient world will have a unique opportunity to put their questions to the experts at two major public debates in Cambridge this summer.