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Theme: Revealing the Ancient World

The ancient Greeks were at the mercy of their Gods who ruled through order and chaos; the Romans carved their own orderly world, eliminating all opposing chaos. But was it really that straight forward?

What's on

Fri
20
Jun

Order and chaos: The case of the Roman Empire

Join Peter Jones as he gives a beguiling and entertaining introduction to the Romans, one that vividly brings to life the people who helped create the world we live in today

Wed
18
Jun

Out of Grief, Dance; Out of Pain, Poetry: Greek Tragedy in the face of Chaos

Classicist Oliver Taplin will demonstrate how Greek tragedy, presented through spectacle and music and speech, shows that despair is not the final word; that the abyss is not an irresistible black hole

Wed
18
Jun

Medea’s Chaos and Order

Welcome to the world of Euripides' Medea, the ancient Greek tragedy which pushes the limits of chaos and order...

Tue
17
Jun

Roman Disasters

Rome has been famous throughout history for its triumphs, but also suffered colossal disasters; join Jerry Toner as he looks at how the Romans coped with, thought about, and used disasters for their own ends

Tue
17
Jun

Parthenon: celebrating order reborn from chaos

Join David Stuttard as he tells the dramatic story of the conception and creation of the Parthenon

Thu
12
Jun

Roman and Barbarian: Coin use, money and exchange

Join Barry Crump as he examines ‘Order and Chaos’ against the background of Romanisation in Britain, focusing on coin use, money, and exchange