Department of Greek & Latin


One-day course on Identities and gender in the Ancient World

For secondary-school teachers
9 February 2016

The course will provide an opportunity to anyone teaching subjects related to the ancient world (for GCSE, A-level or IB), be it for ancient Greek, Latin, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History, to brush up on the latest research on the issue of gender and identity in the fields of literature, history, and archaeology. Experts from University College London will offer lectures and seminars on various aspects of the roles of and attitudes to men and women in the ancient world. There will be the chance to speak to university lecturers informally during breaks.

Thanks to the generosity of the A. G. Leventis Foundation attendance is free (including tea, coffee, light sandwich lunch), and the event is open to all teachers at secondary schools, PGCE students, and PhD students interested in a career in secondary-school teaching. Since spaces are limited, registration is required via EventBrite.

For general enquiries please contact UCL Greek and Latin; for questions about the content of the event contact the Head of Department.

The venue will be Senate House, Room 104.


  • 10.00-10.15 am Registration and Coffee
  • 10.15-10.30 am Welcome and Introduction
  • 10.30-11.30 am Andrew Gardner (UCL Archaeology): 'Gender and Other Identities in Roman Archaeology'
  • 11.30-12.30 pm Rosie Harman (UCL Greek and Latin): 'Being Greek in Greek Historiography'
  • 12.30-1.30 pm Lunch
  • 1.30-2.30 pm Dimitra Kokkini (UCL Greek and Latin): 'The Hercules Myth'
  • 2.30-3.30 pm Antony Makrinos (UCL Greek and Latin): 'Men and Women in Roman Comedy'
  • 3.30-4.00 pm Closing discussion