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Belfast Classics
14th November 2020

Hello everyone, 

Have you ever wondered why our subject, the study of the Greeks and Romans, is known as 'Classics'? There is a very interesting answer: read on to find out!

Summer school tutor Dr Kerry Phelan will deliver the next CANI virtual lecture on Wednesday 2nd December at 6.45pm GMT.

Don't forget, you can register for the January revision day, all details and links below.   

This marble statue of a sphinx, above, was found in Attica. It has been dated to the early 6th century BC, and can be seen in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. 

 Best wishes, Helen

Latin and Ancient Greek

Intensive Winter Refresher Day

A revision day will take place on Saturday 23rd Janua/ry 2021 starting at 10am and concluding at 3.30pm GMT/UTC. This will take place online via Zoom. Courses are available in Latin and classical Greek at beginners, lower intermediate, upper intermediate and advanced levels.  The fee for the day is £35. To register, click the button below.

Winter Refresher Day

Online Group Classes

I run a number of online group classes in both Latin and ancient Greek at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The next series will begin in January and these classes will take place on Saturdays, from 1-2pm GMT/UTC.  The classes will continue on a rolling basis and the fee is £70 per 10-week term. 

Click below to find out what is on offer. 

Group classes

What is Classics?

Sometimes I'm asked what I mean by classics. "Is that music?" "Is that books?" Surely there should be a more self-explanatory title for our subject?  I have so often had these or similar responses from far too many people, but I haven't until now explored why we call the subject classics. 

So how did 'classics' acquire its name?

Click here to find out!
Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Classical Association in Northern Ireland lecture

As you will know, the programme for the Classical Association in Northern Ireland has moved online. The next lecture will be from Dr Kerry Phelan who will deliver a lecture entitled "Alien vs. Citizen: how to determine descent in Classical Athens". 

Dr Phelan's research centres on Attic oratory and Athenian social history. Her doctoral thesis was a commentary on Demosthenes' ‘Against Euboulides’, which will be published by Liverpool University Press as part of the Aris & Phillips Greek Orators Series in 2021. She teaches beginners Greek at the Belfast Summer School and has done so since its inception in 2016. 

The lecture starts at 6.45pm GMT and the Zoom link is here. I look forward to seeing you there!

CANI Outreach Webinar Series

The Classical Association in Northern Ireland is publishing a series of outreach webinars prepared by students and early career researchers. The first of these is by Megan Bowler, a final year undergraduate at Oriel College, Oxford, and is entitled "Sex and the City: Plato on Philosopher-Queens in the Republic and Laws". Megan's abstract and a link to the talk is available on the CANI website at the button below.

Watch here
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