A chance to pursue the classics

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The University of Melbourne will once again be bringing the ancient Greek and Roman world to life, with their annual Classics Summer School. The series of short courses is open to anyone, including those currently not pursuing studies at the university, giving those interested the opportunity to explore the history, society, philosophy, art and architecture of ancient periods. Co-ordinator of the Classics Summer School Dr Christopher Gribbin has a passion for ancient Greek culture, and believes it holds relevance in the modern world. “The ancient Greeks have a lot to offer us today. The Classics Summer School gives 21st-century Australians from all backgrounds a chance to know them better,” said Dr Gribbin. Four courses will be offered, including ‘A Social History of Ancient Greece from 750-300BC’, ‘Architecture from Pagan Rome to Christianity’, ‘Beginning to Philosophise with the Ancient Greeks’ and ‘How to Argue Like Socrates’.Classes are scheduled to take place between 4-8 January, 2016 at Melbourne University’s City Campus. For more information or to enrol, visit www.alumni.online.unimelb.edu.au/2016csslast_img read more