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Classics taken to ‘higher’ level

A group of up to eighty local school pupils with an interest in the Classics will be welcomed to the University of St Andrews next week (Wednesday 12th March, 2003) for a conference aimed especially at pupils of the subject at Highers level.

The University’s School of Greek, Latin and Ancient History will host the ‘St Andrews Highers Conference’, which will consist of a series of 7 lectures with a Classical theme.

The aim is for the content of the conference to be linked directly to the current Highers syllabus.

The audience will consist of youngsters from schools in Fife, Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen.

The following lectures will be delivered throughout the day: ‘Art and War under the Roman Emperors’ (Dr Jon Coulston), ‘Fact or Spin? How bad was Verres?’ (Professor Harry Hine), ‘The Character of Greek Religion’ (Dr Tom Harrison), ‘Aristophanes ‘Lysistrat a: Women, War, and Comedy’ (Professor Stephen Halliwell), ‘Dancing beyond Death: Choruses and cycles in Aeneid 6’ (Dr David Creese), ‘Education and Power in the Roman World’ (Professor Greg Woolf and Professor Jill Harries) and ‘Sophocles, Antigone’ (Dr Emily Greenwood).

Places are still available for schools wishing to participate. The lectures are also open to the general public.

Anyone interested in attending any of the lectures should contact Dr Jason Koenig for further information on 01334 462618 or email jpk3@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: CLASSICS HIGHER EVENT 100303 View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

 

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