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Growing Old Gracefully
4 Aug 2017, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Professor Andrea Maier talks on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
Herakles, the Anti-Social Hero
13 Dec 2017, City Library
Learn about the Greek hero Herakles, who had adventures in foreign lands, where he was oppressed as stranger, outlaw and even victim.
Drunk and Disorderly in Antiquity
25 Oct 2017, City Library
This talk looks at the social contexts of drinking, available concoctions, intoxication and related bad behaviour of Ancient Greeks and Romans.
Revolting Slaves or Revolting Romans?
15 Nov 2017, City Library
This talk looks at Roman treatment of slaves and the extreme measures taken by military commanders to subdue the slave threat to Rome.
How to Assassinate a Roman Ruler
16 Aug 2017, City Library
This talk will discuss the why and how of killing off ancient Romans, and how this led to a culture of paranoia within the imperial court.
20 Sep 2017, City Library
Was adultery 'bad behaviour' in Ancient Rome?
Crime and Punishment in Antiquity
25 Jul 2017, City Library
This talk looks at prosecutable offences and the endlessly inventive ways in which the ancients made the punishment fit the crime.
The Intelligentsia in the Age of Trump
26 Jul 2017 - 30 Aug 2017, Public Lecture Theatre
Hosted by Professor Raimond Gaita, this annual series of free public lectures explores the pivotal moral and political questions of our time.
Immersive Science: The Next Frontier in Australian Astronomy
13 Aug 2017, State Library Victoria
Join astronomers Dr Alan Duffy and Dr Katie Mack on an exploration of the universe in an immersive science talk and virtual reality tour.
The Greeks of Venice, 1498-1600 Book Launch
10 Aug 2017, Museo Italiano
Come along to the launch of The Greeks of Venice, 1498-1600, by Ersie Burke.
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