Posted: 13 September 2016
The latest video, which is the 20th animation made by Dr Nevin’s Panoply Vase Animation Project, was created for the University of Oxford’s Classics in Communities project. The University of Oxford’s project aims to encourage the teaching of ancient languages like Latin and Greek.
Dr Nevin said: “Our animation features a cup that would once have been used at ancient drinking parties 2,500 years ago. The cup's decoration comes to life in this animation with a scene of drinking, chatting, and playing music and games which are now acted out before your eyes. We hope it will be used by teachers, students and anyone else who has an interest in seeing classical history brought to life”.
Roehampton’s own Classical Civilisation students are studying Panoply’s vase animations as part of their course already. Students on the Ancient Warfare module have used Dr Nevin’s animation Hoplites! Greeks at War to study the key stages of military campaigns and the iconography of warfare. Whereas animations on mythical themes such as Clash of the Dicers, Medusa, and Heracles, have been discussed on the Introduction to Classical Mythology module.
The Panoply Vase Animation Project's next project is to make vase animations and a documentary as part of the University of Roehampton's participation in the European Research Council-funded project Our Mythical Childhood The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges, led by Professor Katarzyna Marciniak of the University of Warsaw.
Roehampton is ranked in the top five London universities for Classical Civilisation (The Guardian University Guide 2017) and according to the latest official survey, 92% of Classical Civilisation students are satisfied with the course (National Student Survey 2016).
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