Classics in Colonial Cities – virtual conference

Classics in Colonial Cities: a Virtual Conference   Call for expressions of Interest | Deadline 1 June 2021 In the light of the extensive interest in the classical heritage evident in so much of the British Commonwealth, we have decided to organize a virtual conference on Classics in Colonial Cities in November 2021. The conference …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Frightened Figures: exploring the iconography of fear in Athenian vase-paintings between 600-300 BCE

Rebecca Georgiades Frightened Figures: exploring the iconography of fear in Athenian vase-paintings between 600-300 BCE Although emotions, particularly fear, have biological foundations, they are by no means universal and are significantly shaped by the surrounding cultural and social contexts where they are expressed. This paper explores the concept of fear in antiquity by examining representations …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Cassius Dio Among the Humanists

Chris Mallan Cassius Dio Among the Humanists The fate of the text of Dio’s Roman History during the Byzantine middle ages has been a topic of much discussion in recent years. What is less well known is the history of the textual transmission of the Roman History at the end of the Byzantine period, when …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Rome’s grain supply in the 70s BCE

Tonya Rushmer Rome’s grain supply in the 70s BCE During the 70s there was a such a severe food shortage that the consuls for the year were chased down the via sacra. This decade also saw the first two senatorial laws passed that directly addressed Rome’s grain supply, while there were multiple commissions and laws …

Classics and Ancient History seminar: Hippocrates the Medical Revolutionary

Marguerite Heery | University of Sydney Hippocrates the Medical Revolutionary The concept of the human body as part of the cosmos, influenced by the supernatural, both in life and after death, was an inherent belief of ancient cultures from Mesopotamia to Egypt and Archaic Greece. Though the Classical Greek world admired the athletic body which …

Chau Chak Wing Museum: From Pompeii to Tharros

Finding new ways to excavate and understand the making of Roman urban neighbourhoods Online lecture: Wednesday 9 September, 8pm  Join us online for the unique opportunity to hear Roman archaeologist Dr Steven Ellis from the University of Cincinnati discuss the challenges and results of excavating ancient cities of Pompeii and Tharros. This presentation begins with a behind-the-scenes look …

Languages at Sydney – High School information webinar: Latin

Studying Latin Languages at Sydney: Go Global will proceed as a special virtual event this year. The registration deadline has been extended to Monday, 10 August 2020*. *Students and teachers who have already registered for our 2020 event do not need to re-register. Join us to discover how you can take your next step in …