On the second day of the School of Classics field-trip, we spent the morning northwest of the Acropolis in the Athenian Agora, and the afternoon in the National Archaeological Museum. We enjoyed presentations from second year students on monuments spanning the entirety of antiquity: the Altar of the Twelve Gods (522-1 BC, set up by […]

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Every year, the School of Classics runs a week-long field-trip to a city of ancient historical and archaeological significance.  The field-trip is an option for all second and third year undergraduates taking Classical Studies or Ancient History degrees, and is led by a team of lecturers.  Previous trips have taken in the Bay of Naples […]

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The School of Classics offers a number of different postgraduate study options to distance learners, and consequently we have students located all over the world.  Karrie Englander is undertaking an MA in Ancient History while living and working in Toronto.  She recently visited the Royal Ontario Museum and was kind enough to review it for […]

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Undergraduate students in the School of Classics do not necessarily have to spend all three years of their degree based in Lampeter.  They have the option of spending a semester abroad at one of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s partner institutions in the USA, Canada, Italy, or Spain.  Third year BA Classics student […]

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On Wednesday 19th February, fifteen sixth formers from Ysgol Bro Pedr, Lampeter’s secondary school, spent the afternoon on campus in the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives.  All English A and AS Level students, they received talks on Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannus from Dr Jane Draycott (Classics), Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales from Dr William Marx (English), and […]

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Last week the world of Classics was thrilled to learn that two new poems written by the seventh century Lyric poetess Sappho had been discovered (or, perhaps more accurately, rediscovered).  The first of these poems is about Sappho’s brother, and details her hopes that he will return safely from a sea voyage.  The second is […]

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The School of Classics would like to wish everyone a happy new year, semester, and term, and what better way to do this than with a brand new departmental blog? Over the coming months, we will be posting about things going on in the School of Classics, activities being undertaken by staff and students, and […]

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