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History Masterclass with Michael Scott: Gritty Realities of Ancient Greece

6th May 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Michael Scott

Think of ancient Greece and what springs to mind? Philosophers sitting around talking? Or Gerard Butler in 300? Both have a place in the reality of ancient Greece, but they are by no means the whole picture. In this masterclass, Dr Michael Scott opens up the gritty realities of ancient Greece to give you a cradle to grave (and beyond!) understanding of what it meant to live in one of the most important epochs in human history. From understanding your life expectancy at birth to going through adolescence; from not committing faux-pas in an ancient wine drinking symposium to competing at the highest level of the Olympics; from being buried in style to dealing with the gods, join Michael in getting into the footsteps, hearts and minds of the ancient Greeks and seeing life through their eyes.

Michael Scott is an Associate Professor in Classics at the University of Warwick, UK, specialising in ancient Greek and Roman history, art and archaeology. He was previously the Moses and Mary Finley Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge and has taught in UK, Europe, US and Brazil. He has written a number of books on the ancients (From Democrats to Kings, Delphi, Ancient Worlds) and written and presented a wide range of TV and Radio programmes for National Geographic, History Channel, Nova (US), SBS (Australia) as well as for ITV in the UK and 10 series for the BBC (across BBC One, Two, Four and Radio Four). His most recent series in 2017 include Italy’s Invisible Cities co-presented with Xander Armstrong (BBC One) and Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean (BBC 2). In 2015 he was made an honorary citizen of Delphi for his work in bringing this site to international attention. www.michaelscottweb.com @drmichaelcscott

As with all History Masterclasses, there are only a small number of tickets available: this Masterclass has a maximum capacity of 30 people, allowing for intimacy and interaction.

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6th May 2017
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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New College of the Humanities
19 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3HH United Kingdom
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