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Classical Civilisation: Love & Relationships – Encounters With Eros in Ancient Greece – University Tutorial With Dr Emily Kneebone From University of Nottingham

March 11 @ 10:10 - 11:00

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In this live interactive Classical Civilisation tutorial, we will be joined by Dr Emily Kneebone, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature in the Department of Classics and Archaeology at University of Nottingham, who will explore Love & Relationships – Encounters with Eros in Ancient Greece.

The full context/introduction to this live and interactive discussion is provided in a Headliner recorded resource below. This recording can be watched as a class activity or independently in preparation for the discussion.


Love or Eros was imagined in the ancient Greek world as a mischievous god, a primeval cosmic force, and an unstable, sometimes even violent emotion. In this session we will look at the tensions between these different models, exploring Eros’ unpredictable power, and examining an ancient novel dedicated to Eros. This novel, set in the Greek countryside, explores the relationship between two teenagers as they struggle to understand what love is and how to describe it, what it means to be in a committed relationship, and whether love, sex, and marriage are ultimately a matter of instinct or culture.




The session aims to deepen students’ understanding of the topic whilst enabling them to access and experience a live online university tutorial.


Lecturer Profile: Dr Emily Kneebone


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom, or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but access to the Headliner recording will continue to be accessible.


Suitable for: Key Stage 5, and equivalent, students studying or with an interest in studying Classical Civilisation and related subjects. Teachers and members of school staff, as always, are welcome too and participants can join as individuals from school/college or home, or as a group from school/college.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students are asked to watch the Headliner recording and consider some of the key issues and any questions raised.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Zoom and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


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March 11
10:10 - 11:00
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