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Oxford Preservation Trust- Open Doors weekend


Date: Saturday 10th of September

Venue: Ioannou Centre

Times: 13:15 – 14:15

Session Title: Pots, papers, and classical art: behind the scenes at the Classical Art Research Centre - Dr Peter Stewart 

This session will introduce the projects and archives of the Classical Art Research Centre. In particular there will be a chance to handle and examine ancient Athenian pottery on loan from the Ashmolean Museum, as well as manuscripts and curiosities from the collections of the Beazley Archive.

Date: Saturday 10th of September

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre

Times: 14:30 – 15:30

Session Title: Music, metre and language: an introduction to Roman comedy – Dr Wolfgang de Melo

As readers of Roman comedy, we tend to think of the genre principally as spoken dialogue. However, less than half of the average comedy was spoken; the rest was recited or sung. This talk is an introduction to what we know about music and verse in comedy. We will be looking at metrical and linguistic elements and see what they can tell us about the lost music of Roman comedy.

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