Category: Ancient World

Some of the various craters on display in the Hellenistic Age section of the display in the Royal Ontario Museum

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.  …

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Tarragona's Sea Shore

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 …

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Students examining an early printed edition of Oedipus Tyrannus.

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 …

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Athenian Red-figure kalathos krater depicting Sappho and Alcaeus, 480-70 BC

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 …

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The four ancient Roman chariot teams - Green, Red, White, and Blue

Last weekend, a small town in the heart of Wales celebrated the ancient Roman tradition of chariot-racing, albeit with a modern twist.  Llanwrtyd Wells played host to the sixth annual World Mountain Bike Chariot Racing Championships, an event that received …

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D. J., the new departmental dog.

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 …

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