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Thursday 14th - Friday 15th June 2012

As part of the Olympics: Ancient and Modern events taking place summer 2012

Two day conference:

SPORT AND COMPETITION IN GREECE AND ROME

BRITISH MUSEUM

Thursday 14th June (daytime)
Location: British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre.

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Programme


Additional information: The conference will be interdisciplinary (with historians ancient and modern, archaeologists, numismatists, epigraphers, sports scientists and scholars of Greek and Roman literature) with a wide chronological range and cross-cultural cover (Greece, Rome and Italy, including Etruscans, Asia Minor and the modern games); we also hope to incorporate new archaeological and art historical finds. Broad headings are: sites; motivation and reward; expansion and export; rebirths and receptions; diversity.

UCL

Thursday 14 June (evening)  Panel discussion
Location: UCL – Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1

A panel of distinguished speakers will discuss and debate ancient sport and its modern reception then answer questions from the audience.

The event will be followed by a wine reception.

Panel Chair : Paul Cartledge

Talks include:

Mark Golden 'Star events'

Margaret Mountford 'Cheats never prosper?'

Edith Hall ‘The sensual allure of the discus’

Michael Scott 'Sweat, blood and flies: the real ancient Olympics'

Bettany Hughes, talk TBA

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