5 Things to Look Forward to at Classics Day: Luxury and Beauty in the Ancient World at the British Museum

  1. Insightful Guest Lectures by Prominent Classicists Be captivated by the wisdom and knowledge of esteemed classicists such as Dr Jamie Fraser, Michael Scott, Caroline Vout, and City Lit Fellow Bettany Hughes OBE. They will delve into the significance of appearance, opulence, and prestige across different eras and regions of the classical world. Gain unique insights into the concept of beauty and its cultural implications.
  2. Keynote Lecture: Venus & Aphrodite and the Quest for Beauty Don’t miss the captivating keynote lecture by City Lit Fellow Bettany Hughes OBE, focusing on the enchanting figures of Venus and Aphrodite. Explore the search for physical and spiritual beauty as it was perceived in ancient times. Uncover the enduring influence of these iconic goddesses and their representation in art and literature.
  3. Diverse Range of Short Courses Enhance your understanding of the ancient world with a selection of short courses specially curated for Classics Day. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Latin through taster courses, or explore the intricacies of Ancient Greek, Persian Luxury and Athenian Democracy, and Fashion and Beauty in Ancient Egypt. Choose from a variety of courses that suit your interests and delve deeper into the rich tapestry of ancient civilizations.
  4. Complementary Exhibition: Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece Marvel at the synergistic experience between Classics Day and the British Museum’s current exhibition, “Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece.” Let the exhibition further enrich your understanding of the intertwining concepts of luxury, power, and beauty. Witness exquisite artifacts and immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient civilizations.
  5. Engaging Community and Learning Experience Classics Day is an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, share your passion for the ancient world, and engage in meaningful discussions. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a student, or a professional in the field, this event offers a unique platform to foster connections, exchange ideas, and expand your knowledge in a supportive environment.

Join us on 1st July, 2023, and embark on a remarkable journey through the realms of luxury and beauty in the ancient world. Discover the allure of ancient civilizations and uncover the enduring legacy they left behind. Visit the City Lit website for more information, course offerings, and registration details. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to explore the past and be inspired by the timeless concepts of luxury and beauty.

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