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11 Jan to 15 Feb

The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Myths





5 weeks from Thursday January 11th 2018 ‘The Archaeology of the Ancient Greek Myths’: Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw 10.30 am until 12.30 pm Cost £50.00

Most of us have heard of the Gods of Olympus, the Trojan War, Jason and the Argonauts, the Minotaur and many other weird and wonderful ancient Greek myths. But how much ‘truth’ lies behind them? In this visually stimulating course, using slides, props, videos, discussion and interactive exercises, we will explore how major Greek myths are rooted in archaeological reality. We will examine specific examples, and also critically engage with the meaning and reworking of these myths within the complex belief systems of the societies which gave birth to them.

Dr Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw is trained in Greek (Prehistoric, Classical and Byzantine) archaeology. Anna is an Associate Lecturer at Classical and Archaeological Studies , University of Kent. She teaches Archaeology at the Continuing Education Departments of the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford. Anna is a teaching Fellow in Modern Greek at the Foreign Languages Centre, University of Bath.


Information about our courses

To book onto one of our courses or talks, please pop into the museum or call 01264 366283.

Doors open at 10am. Tea and Coffee provided

Refunds are only issued if one of our courses is cancelled. We do not issues refunds if you do not turn up on the day.

Stair lift to 1st and 2nd floors (courses take place on the 2nd floor) To avoid disappointment please contact the museum if you need clarification about accessibility prior to booking.

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Event phone: 
01264 366283

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