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UCL podcast: Professor Maria Wyke on the ancient world in silent cinema

19 June 2009

Professor Maria Wyke (UCL Greek & Latin) talks about representations of the ancient world in silent films.

In the first four decades of cinema, hundreds of films drew their inspiration from tales of ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and the Bible.

Professor Wyke has organised a free screening of the rarely seen films at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre on Monday 22 June.

Here she explains her attempt to collate and analyse them as a group – and why they remain so under-studied.

For more information about the films, visit the website of UCL Greek & Latin.

Image: Still from ‘Vie de Jesus’