The classical world in silent cinema
Saturday 31 January 2015,
Free, booking essential
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Cinema has been fascinated with the classical world ever since it emerged as a modern technology.
This study day will feature screenings of silent films set in ancient Greece and Rome with piano accompaniment, and discussion of them with British Museum staff. The day is curated and hosted by Maria Wyke, Professor of Latin at UCL, and Pantelis Michelakis, Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Bristol.