The Ancient Worlds of Greece and Rome in the cinema

Antony G. Keen

Dayschool in Wilmslow, 15th March 2019

The worlds of Greece and Rome have been central to western education and culture since the Renaissance. It is therefore not surprising that antiquity has provided subject matter for the cinema since the movies began. Some of the most memorable movies that Hollywood has produced are Greek and Roman epics (Ben-Hur, Jason and the Argonauts, Gladiator). And cinema both responds to and shapes the general population’s perception of the ancient world.

In this dayschool, you will be introduced to an overview of the history of Classics and Cinema. We will then focus on three specific areas for more detailed study – the 1950s and 1960s Hollywood epic, British comedy movies using Greece and Rome, and the ancient world movie since 2000. By the end, you should have gained considerable insight into how movie-makers handle Greece and Rome.

Dr Tony Keen has degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh and Manchester, and has taught at institutions across the UK and beyond. His teaching has ranged across Greek and Roman history and culture, mythology, film history and science fiction literature. He is currently an Adjunct Assitant Professor at the London Global Gateway of the University of Notre Dame. He has considerable experience with adult learners, having spent eighteen years with the Open University, and having taught with the University of Manchester’s Department of Extra-Mural Studies. He is currently working on a book on screen portrayals of Roman Britain.

Dayschool: Friday, 15th March 2019     Time: 11am– 4pm.

Wilmslow Parish Hall
Cliff Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4AA

Please note: The car park is a very busy, pay and display car park (£2).

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*£28, if booked before 10 February , 2019.

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Dr. Tony Keen, c/o MANCENT, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: phone: 07747 533 070

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