The 2015 Whitehead Lecture: ‘Thermopylae: Herodotus vs. the Legend’


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 7, Geoffrey Manton Building
Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M15 6LL

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The 2015 Whitehead Lecture is a special event jointly hosted by the Manchester Classical Association and the Manchester Metropolitan University in celebration of MMU’s new B.A. in Ancient History. Hans van Wees, who is Grote Professor of Ancient History at University College London and a leading expert in ancient military history, will speak about the famous battle of Thermopylae and the legendary nature of the Spartans’ heroic last stand. After his talk, there will be a complimentary reception where guests can enjoy refreshments, wine, and a finger buffet.

This event, the first in a ten-year lecture series endowed by the Anthony Whitehead legacy, will also feature the award of the Whitehead Prize, presented to a Manchester-based student in recognition of their outstanding contribution to Classics and Ancient History in the Northwest.

The 2015 Whitehead Lecture is a ticketed event, but tickets are FREE and can be obtained online via this link.

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