What is the course about?
This year's lectures will address why and how ancient Troy, its legends, heroes and myths, have been of such enduring resonance throughout the ages.
The event will be held at the BP Theatre at the British Museum. Registration will start at 10.00 am and the event will begin at 10.30.
British Museum Members pay a discounted fee of £36.
What will we cover?
The influence of Troy and its legends and stories on architecture, art and literature. The keynote speaker will be Ian Morris, Willard Professor of Classics at Stanford University, USA. Other confirmed lectures are:
- From Troy to Rome – Gesine Manuwald, UCL
- Eternal wanderers and timeless refugees: Trojan journeys from Odysseus to Hecuba – Alexandra Villing, co-curator of the "Troy: Myths and Reality" exhibition
- Achilles, Hector and Helen: Antihero(in)es and Archetypes – Victoria Donnellan co-curator of "Troy: Myths and Reality" exhibition.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate some knowledge on the topic of the lectures.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Anyone with a love of the Classics is welcome to join this day. No previous knowledge required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Talks and discussions, with handouts provided.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Coffee and tea provided during the morning break. Copies of the presentations will be made available after the event.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Advice on further reading will be available on request.You will find a full list of Classical Languages and Civilisations courses on www.citylit.ac.uk.