Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin
Olympus Seminar Series
Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Olympus seminars are fun, interactive sessions led by local experts in their fields. Discover the many different facets of the classical world: the art of ancient warfare, the role of animals in sacrifice and ritual, bio-anthropology and the forensics of excavations sites, ancient medicine, writing, and poetry, and hands-on explorations of archeological artifacts.
May 31 • There Will Be Blood: Ancient Greek and Roman Soldiers • Have you ever wanted to know what life was like for Greek and Roman soldiers or understand the realities of ancient combat? Join Dr. Conor Whately and Dr. Matthew Maher from the Department of Classics at the University of Winnipeg for an interactive seminar that will explore how the Greeks and Romans fought, who they fought, why then won or lost, and ultimately, what it meant to be a soldier in the ancient Mediterranean world.
June 28 • Of Burials and Bones: Tales Told by the Dead • Dr. Amanda Blackburn, Anthropology Professor at the University of Manitoba
Oct 24 • Animals in Antiquity • Dr. Michael MacKinnon, Dept. of Classics at the University of Winnipeg