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Animals and Us: Exploring Human-Animal Relationships in the Ancient World

Saturday, 23 February 2019, 10am – 6pm

Animals and Us: Exploring Human-Animal Relationships in the Ancient World

A day school organised by the Department of Classics in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens. 

Animals and humans have always had close and complex relationships, ranging from the practical to the symbolic. Animals may be treasured pets, consumed as food, challenging opponents, companions of the divine, and they may be real or imaginary. This Day School explores a variety of themes and animals in the context of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, traversing philosophical ideas about animals, exploring their roles in hunting and entertainment, in medicine, and as powerful and polyvalent symbols. Particular animals making an appearance will include elephants, weasels, bulls and centaurs.

All are welcome.

Prebooking is essential - information and booking forms available from Dr Christine Morris -

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Manuscript, Book and Print Culture
Event Category: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Conferences, Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: €10
Contact Name: Dr Christine Morris

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