Michael scott
Michael Scott

Michael Scott

Delphi: A History of the Centre of the Ancient World SOLD OUT

Wednesday 26 March 2014
10:00am

1 Hour

Duration

Christ Church: Blue Boar

Venue

£11

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Historian and broadcaster Professor Michael Scott explains why Delphi was one of the most important places in the ancient world. He describes the founding of the sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi and its modern rediscovery, how it became a contested religious site for the Greeks and Romans and a storehouse of treasures for rival city states, and how it eventually declined. And for modern visitors he outlines the key things to see and some of the little-known treasures.

Scott is assistant professor of classics and ancient history at the University of Warwick. He has presented a number of ancient history documentaries for National Geographic, the History Channel, Nova and the BBC.