Classical Archaeology

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7 - 11 April

Attending the Classical Archaeology programme will give you the opportunity to encounter the fascinating civilisations, culture and history of ancient Greece and Rome societies, through a wide range of different kinds of evidence: art, architecture, domestic artefacts, inscriptions on stone, and literary sources.

The course will be focussed around the broad theme of death and burial in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. You will attend lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics, from the world of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey down to the later Roman empire; you will also have a session in which you will get to handle and learn about ancient Greek vases, and will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Ashmolean Museum to look at a range of different objects from the ancient civilisations you have been studying. At the end of the week you will attend two classes on ancient burial practices, one focussed on Greek material, the other on Roman, for which you will be asked to prepare a short written assignment.