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Belfast Classics
31st October 2020

Hello everyone,

For Halloween, here's a 2000 year old mosaic of a skeleton reclining with bread and a jug of wine. The mosaic was discovered in 2012 on the site of the ancient Roman city of Antioch, on the border of Syria and Turkey. The script says "Be cheerful, enjoy your life!"

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. Let me know if there's anything you'd to see here or in my blog. You can send me a message by replying to this email.
 Best wishes, Helen

Online Classes

Learn Ancient Greek and Latin

The Belfast Summer School meets every July, online and, if possible, face-to-face at Queen's University Belfast. The Summer School is offering an intensive winter refresher day on Saturday 23rd January 2021.  This will take place via Zoom. Courses are available in Latin and classical Greek at beginners, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels.  For more information, click the button below.

Winter Refresher Day

Literacy and the Readers of the Ancient Greek Novels

Who might have read the ancient Greek novels? Some scholars thought that because of their subject matter, they were written for women and the uneducated. But to read a novel, requires literacy. So who was literate? Find out by clicking the button.

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Digital Maps of the Ancient World

This is a fantastic resource of not only maps (which are fascinating) and I found myself lost in the book recommendations! You'll need to set aside some time to browse this excellent website. 

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13th - 15th November 2020

Classics Now

Keep up-to-date with the latest announcements on the ClassicsNow website. The festival starts on Friday 13th November. Guest speakers include Daniel Mendelsohn and Natalie Haynes.  The Classical Association in Northern Ireland has contributed its conversation with Co Armagh novelist Michael Hughes, whose book Country was inspired by the IliadFor updates on the programme, join the ClassicsNow mailing list by clicking the button below.

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