Venue: Great Southern Hotel
Date/Time: Group meets on Thursday mornings at 11.30am
Discussion over tea/coffee on following topics:
A presentation on Palmyra then and now
The death of Socrates
Ruins of Leptis Magna
CAI tour of Bulgaria
Ancient Latin and Greek classes also take place on Thursday mornings at this venue
Date: Thursday, 26th
Speaker: Dr John Curran (Queen's University Belfast)
Title: “Antisemitism in the late Roman Empire”
Date: Thursday, 26th
Symposium on Poets in a Landscape by Gilbert Highet
Date: Thursday, 23rd (change of day!)
Speaker: Professor Andrew Smith and Joan Wirght
Title: TBD...information available shortly
Date: Monday, 25th
Branch trip to Venice and Padua for four nights
Date: Following the Leaving Certificate!
Trip to Roman Britain, Verulam to the Wall (Dr William Barry Sheehan, Open University)
February to June
Dates: All Mondays (at 18.30)
Course: in Latin/Greek Roots in English for EFL Students
Date: Thursday, 16th
Speaker: Branch Members
Title: 'Any God/poet/verse/hero/find of the Classical World which enthuses one'.
Date: Thursday, 13th
Speaker: Isabella Bolger
Title: "Golden Fleeces" researching an aspect of the development of an economic empire.
Date: Thursday, 11th
Speaker: Dr. Aideen Carthy
Title: "Arbitration in Archaic Greece"
Date: Thursday, 6th
Speaker: Prof. Andrew Smith (UCD)
Title: “Cyrene”, a Greek city in Africa”
Date: Thursday, 20th
Speaker: Brian O'Connell
Title: "Philatelic Representations in Antiquity" this illustrated lecture will be followed by
Planning Meeting and proposals for further events
Date: MONDAY, 28th (change of day!)
Speaker: Dr. Jason Shannon (Sligo Branch member)
Theme: The Derveni finds and inscriptions (Parchment and Krater)
Title: "The mysteries of Derveni"
Branch Programme 2013-
Theme: Alexander’s World -
Date: Thursday, 12th September
Introduction Lecture: Background, Athens/Sparta and the Peloponnesian War.
Lecture: Macedonia and Greece, Vergina Tombs.
Lecture: Life of Alexander, Campaigns etc.
Lecture: Achievements; all the Alexandrias.
Lecture: Aftermath, the legacy and the Successor Dynasties.
Chairman Sligo Branch
All events take place in Room B2002, IT Sligo
Most events will be scheduled for the third Thursday of the month
Lecture duration is approximately 45 minutes, followed by discussion and reading-
All visitors and New Members welcome!