A study day with the Open University
Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds

Saturday 8 December 2018,
10.30–16.30
BP Lecture Theatre
Tickets £24
Members/Concessions £24

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This study day in association with the Open University explores what myth is, the context of myth and how Greek and Roman myths connect. Are they more than just great stories? Are they fact or fiction, or even a bit of both?

Lectures and talks, by British Museum and guest speakers cover characters including Hercules, Aeneas, Phaeton, Apollo and Diana. The speakers will also consider how godly images have been adopted by lesser mortals. These are shown through paintings, drawings, prints, coins and medals, many of which are in the Museum's collections.

This study is open to all.

Age: 18+

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