Classics

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Description

The Classics Society aims to deliver a place for the study and discussion of the ancient world. We run weekly Latin learning and cultural discussion sessions, both of which are accesible to all students- regardless of previous knowledge. The following will make clear the function of these sessions.

 

                 

 

Language

For two hours each Sunday (one hour in term three), a student-run Latin course takes place. Session content is typically announced in the preceding session, or via an email to members. All are welcome, and we currently have a range of abilities. 

Culture

For an hour each Thursday, the society meets up to discuss matters of classical relevance. The structure of the hour is flexible and dependent on the nature of discussion. Thus far we have had group readings including Plato's Symposium, Euripides's Medea - followed by debate and Martials Epigrams. Further, we have analysed art including the painting shown above, analysed the battle of Cannae, and we have held a lively end of term symposium with food, drinks and discussion (See Plato's Symposium [Feuerbach] below for a sense).

 

                 

Contact Info:

Secretary | Eleanor Jones

classics@yusu.org


Meeting Days, Times and Venue

Language

Sunday | 17:00-19:00 (17:00 - 18:00 in term three) | G/N/001

Culture

Thursday | 18:30-19:30 | G/N/001

 

Any changes to time/venue will be announced via email and the facebook page.


Committee info

Chair- Timothy Conlan | Treasurer- James Faulkner | Secretary- Eleanor Jones


Students can join up online by using the link below. You must be logged in using your university account.

Staff/Guests should registered an account then email itcoordinator@yusu.org to verify their account.

 

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