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Professor of Classical Studies Helen King helped investigate a mysterious case on National Geographic Channel on 8 June and 9 June. In ‘The Green Children of Woolpit’ on ‘Ancient X-Files’, Prof King looks at an account of two green children being found outside the Suffolk town of Woolpit in the medieval period. Continue reading
Henry Stead, PhD candidate in the Department of Classical Studies, has won third prize in the prestigious The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2011, awarded for the original translation of poetry into English. The Stephen Spender Trust was established in 1997 to honour Stephen Spender’s achievements as poet and translator of poetry, and as champion of the rights of creative artists and writers to free expression.
The archetypal sporting event comes to UK shores in 2012, a modern interpretation of an ancient celebration and festival – the Olympics. What of other ancient Greek archetypes? Have they influenced the modern world as well? We all know about politics and democracy (both Greek words in origin), but what about popular culture? This collection of video animations and audio discussions examines how the heroes of Greek mythology have been represented in popular culture, from ancient times to the modern day. Continue reading