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Classics in discussion

Peter Pormann explores the world of classical Greece, Rome and beyond.

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The Golden Age of Islam - Dr Peter E Pormann

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Dr Peter Pormann -Dept of Classics and Professor Ahmed Etman explore the transfer of knowledge between the different shores of the Mediterranean. حركة الترجمة في العصر الذهبي للإسلام أ. د. أحمد عتمان يناقش نقل المعرفة بين ضفتي البحر الأبيض المتوسط

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Drinking Parties in Ancient Greece

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0000

James Davidson and David Fearn discuss ancient Greek bards and their booze.

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Roman Elegy: Pain is so Close to Pleasure

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Ian Fielding discusses elegiac poetry about passion, pain, and pleasure.

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Renaissance Thought: the Lost Continent between Logic and the Occult

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000

Peter Mack and Maude Vanhalen discuss one of the most vibrant periods in human history, the European Renaissance. One of those periods in history when everything seemed possible.

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Medicine and Classicism in a Comparative Perspective

Thu, 29 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000

David Arnold and Peter E Pormann discuss the idea of the classic in medicine.

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Sex in the Ancient World

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Sexuality, sex and gender are firmly part of academic discourses in the humanities. Classics has a lot to contribute, as many things sexual originate in Graeco-Roman antiquity. James Davidson and Dan Orrells discusses the nature and impact of Greek love.

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The first emperor and the queen of inscriptions: Augustus in his own words

Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Alison Cooley, of Warwick's Classics department, discusses Augustus' account of his long reign.

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Graeco-Arabic Studies

Mon, 28 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Bink Hallum and Uwe Vagelpohl discuss the formation of the Islamic civilisation through translation. Why were nearly all available Greek texts translated into Arabic? How did these lay the foundation for much of Muslim civilisation? Who produced them?

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Epic Poetry: from Homer to Virgil

Sun, 24 May 2009 00:00:00 +0000

David Fearn and Andrew Laird of Warwick's Classics department discuss the vagaries of epic poetry.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000

Kevin Butcher and Stan Ireland of Warwick's Classics department discuss the fascinating story of money in the classical world.

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