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Studying the Classical World

Thursday 11th July 2024

10:30-15:15 (UK time)

On Campus @ Royal Holloway

About The Taster Day

Join Royal Holloway for an exciting whole day event on exploring classical views on modern issues.

10:40-11:10 - Alexander the Great: Ware Crimes and Propaganda

Explore the historiographical coverage of two episodes from the reign of Alexander the Great which exemplify the ways atrocities of war can be spun to suit war aims and propaganda.

11:10-11:40 - The Body Speaks: Marginal Voices in Propertius

Using images on the female body, you will explore age, social status, economic and domestic realities of poetic characters of marginalised Roman women of the 1st century BCE.

12:10-12:40 - Have a Baby for Rome: Patriotic Pregnancy Modern and Roman

Explore what we can learn when we put the modern and Roman experiences together regarding the number of children per adult female.

12:45-14:00 - lunch

13:15-14:00 - Campus Tour

14:00-15:00 - Women, Children and War: Rescue and Refuge

Explore how women and children were displaced to Athens by war and how this became a factor in how Athenians thought about relationships between citizens and non-citizens.

14:30-15:15 - Studying Classical World at University & Career Opportunities: Q&A Session

Learn how studying classical culture differs by university and explore what career opportunities there are for graduates with a classical culture degree.

Who is this taster day suitable for?

Any students who are interested in studying Classical Culture or related subjects at university.


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