Classics event in St Andrews

Monday 27 January 2003

Two leading ancient historians will deliver lectures at the University of St Andrews this week (Wednesday 29th January, 2003), as part of a series of public events organised by the Tayside Classical Association.

The second of a series of two lectures per year will be hosted by the University’s School of Greek, Latin and Ancient History.

Professor Paul Cartledge, from the University of Cambridge, is one of the world’s foremost ancient historians, and will deliver a lecture entitled ‘What has Spartan civilization done for us?’ Professor Cartledge is the world’s leading expert on Ancient Sparta, and was closely involved with Channel 4’s recent ‘Spartans’ TV series.

He has recenty published a book of the series, ‘The Spartans. An Epic History’ and his other works include ‘The Greeks. Crucible of Civilization’; ‘The Greeks. A Portrait of Self and Others’ and ‘Agesilaos and the Crisis of Sparta’.

Dr Emily Greenwood will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Who owns Classical Civilization?’. Dr Greenwood, from the University of St Andrews, is an expert on Classical Greek History, and on the Classical Tradition in the Modern World.

Last November, an audience of over 100 people attended the Association’s first event, which saw Professor Michael Crawford of University College London delivering a lecture on ‘The Alternative State and the Fall of the Roman Republic’ and Dr Jason Koenig, a new lecturer at the University’s School of Greek, Latin and Ancient History talking on ‘Greek Athletics Under the Roman Empire’.

This week’s event, to be held in the Music School Auditorium at St Leonards School, St Andrews (entrance off South Street) is open to the public and costs £2 to non-members of the Association. It is free to members of the Association. It begins at 2 pm and will last until around 3.45 pm.

Those interested in attending should contact Dr Jason Koenig, Association Secretary, on 01334 462618, email jpk3@st- for further information.


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