This week’s blog is by Dr Errietta Bissa, a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at UWTSD Lampeter. Dr Bissa has recently edited a book on ancient economics; below she explores the roles of monopolies in the ancient world. When thinking about the ancient world, the question of state intervention in the economy is not something […]

Ancient World

On the final day of the field-trip, we travelled out to Pireus, the port of ancient (and modern) Athens.  Our first stop was the Hellenic Maritime Museum, where we were able to see the Olympias, a faithful full-size recreation of an ancient Greek trireme. This went down particularly well with the third year Armies and […]

Ancient World

For the first four days of the School of Classics field-trip, we concentrated on the living population of ancient Attica.  For the fifth, we turned to the dead and spent the morning in the Kerameikos cemetery.  As well as the remains of a section of the ancient cemetery, the site contains the remains of the […]

Ancient World

On the fourth day of the School of Classics field-trip we turned our attention from Archaic and Classical Athens to Roman Athens, and examined the changes made to the ancient city by Romans during the Republic and Principate. We passed through Hadrian’s Gate and into the precinct of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, where Danielle […]

Ancient World

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 […]

Ancient World