A panel discussion with Prof Liz Prettejohn (York), Prof Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol), Dr Katherine Harloe (Reading), Dr Andrew Shapland (British Museum), and Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (St. Andrews).

Why do we engage with the Greek past? Building on the recent BSA publications of Cretomania (2017)and Hellenomania (2018), this panel brings together specialists on Greek material culture to discuss modern responses to the Greek past. Topics that will be explored include modern versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey, engagements with Greek vases in Ottoman Greece, and more recent responses to the ancient Minoan and Greek world.

Thursday 25 October, 6pm.

The British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.

This event is free and will be followed by light refreshments. There is a suggested voluntary donation of £15 to attend. Cheques should be made payable to the ‘British School at Athens’ and may be sent in advance to the London Secretary, British School at Athens, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH. A donation box for cash and cheques will also be available at the event.

Please RSVP to Kate Smith if you would like to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 020 7969 5315.

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