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Why bother with Classics in the Modern Era?

Saturday, 26 August 2017, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Why bother with Classics in the Modern Era?

In this public lecture, which takes place as part of the program for Trinity's Alumni Weekend, Professor Brian McGing asks the question "why should we bother with Classics today?"

Brian McGing is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College Dublin. He is the editor of Hermathena, the college's journal of the classical world. Primarily a historian of the Hellenistic period and a Greek papyrologist, Professor McGing teaches Greek and Roman history, particularly the Greek Archaic Age, the Hellenistic period and the early Roman empire. His research interests include the Hellenistic kingdoms of Asia Minor, particularly Pontus; Jewish history; the history of Egypt after Alexander the Great; Polybius of Megalopolis; and Appian of Alexandria. He is an elected member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA) and is also closely associated with Trinity's Centre for Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies.

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Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Public
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Contact Name: Sinead Pentony
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