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20-12-2013 10:29

Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum

Today on the BBC website there is an article about The British Museum's 2013 show of artefacts from the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Could even greater treasures - including lost works of classical literature - still lie underground? Dirk Obbink is interviewed.

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12-12-2013 12:27

Oxford Classics Documentary Shorts

The first OXCDocs film-making workshop took place in the Ashmolean Museum on Tuesday 29th October 2014. Fifteen Year 12 students from schools from all over the UK came for the one-day course, to learn how to plan and film short documentaries on objects in the museum’s collection.

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11-12-2013 17:40

100 years on and the final part of the Latin Dictionary is finished

On 11 December 2013 the British Academy publishes the final part of its monumental Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources. The Dictionary, with more than 58,000 entries in nearly 4000 pages, is the most comprehensive study ever produced of the vocabulary of Latin in the medieval period in Britain.

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30-10-2013 10:47

Celebrating Women in Classics

Somerville College Oxford, through the generosity of The Classics Conclave, played host to an exciting and forward-thinking event. The Oxford Women in Classics dinner brought together classicists of all generations and levels across Oxford, from DPhil students to Emeritus professors, in order to discuss and celebrate women's contribution to the subject of classics.

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25-10-2013 14:39

Dr Jonathan R.W. Prag and Dr Josephine Crawley Quinn publish "The Hellenistic West"

Although the Hellenistic period has become increasingly popular in research and teaching in recent years, the western Mediterranean is rarely considered part of the ‘Hellenistic world’....

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23-10-2013 10:32

How did Ancient Greek Music sound?

The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour. "Suppose that 2,500 years from now all that survived of the Beatles songs were a few of the lyrics, and all that remained of Mozart and Verdi's operas were the words and not the music. Imagine if we could then reconstruct the music, rediscover the instruments that played them, and hear the words once again in their proper setting, how exciting that would be." Read the full article published today on the BBC website.

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