James Logie Memorial Collection - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

Featuring the James Logie Memorial CollectionClassics Day 2018

WHAT'S ON

Events

Fancy a taste of the Classics? Find out what's on at the Teece Museum. Stay in touch to receive updates about our future open days, events and functions.

Tours

We offer special guided visits of the Logie Collection for groups and interested individuals. Tours are open to anyone interested - you do not need to have a background in Classics to enjoy the Collection!

 

MUSEUM NEWS AND EVENTS

RESEARCH SEMINAR

 

Coins of Corinth and a Minting Puzzle

The Classics Department are pleased to present a research seminar by Dr. Lee. L Brice, of the University of Western Illinois. In this talk, Lee will discuss a current die study of the small denomination coins (drachmas) of Ancient Corinth and how the study has helped unravel the chronology of minting at Corinth in the last half of the fourth-second centuries BCE, a period of immense change in the Greek world. The study also will shed light on the economy in Corinth and central Greece during the Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Periods.

Lee L. Brice received his PhD at UNC Chapel Hill and is now Professor of Ancient History at Western Illinois University where he has won awards for teaching and research. He specializes in military history in the ancient world and in Corinthian numismatics.

  • WHEN:  Wednesday, 3 October, 3pm-4pm
  • WHERE: Teece Museum, Level 1, UC Arts City Location, 3 Hereford Street, Central City

PUBLIC TALK

 

Mutiny and Indiscipline in the Roman Army

The Classics Department are pleased to present a Public Talk by Dr. Lee. L Brice, of the University of Western Illinois, speaking on 'SPQR SNAFU: Mutiny and Indiscipline in the Roman Army of the Late Republic and Early Empire'. This talk will focus attention on discipline and indiscipline in the Roman military. Modern readers and students tend to think of the legions as having been among the most orderly of militaries for most of their history, but there was indiscipline in the Roman army and it was not limited to times of political upheaval. In this talk Lee will discuss several important incidents, their causes, and show that the Roman military was not unusual in this and it was successful in part because of responses to indiscipline.

Lee L. Brice received his PhD at UNC Chapel Hill and is now Professor of Ancient History at Western Illinois University where he has won awards for teaching and research. He specializes in military history in the ancient world and in Corinthian numismatics. Dr. Brice has published five edited volumes on ancient warfare and history. He is also senior editor of the new journal Research Perspectives in Ancient History.

You are invited to view the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities' latest exhibition, 'Beyond the Grave: Death in ancient times' before the talk. The museum will be open from 5pm onwards.

  • WHEN:  Thursday, 4 October, 6pm - 7.30pm. Museum open from 5pm
  • WHERE:  Recital Room, Level 1, UC Arts City Location, 3 Hereford Street, Central City

BECA HERITAGE WEEK 2018

 

Homeric Echoes in a WWI Diary

Dr. Gary Morrison of the Department of Classics at the University of Canterbury will apply a “Homeric Lens” to the WWI Diary of Hugh Stewart, identifying and discussing classical allusions that Stewart made while serving on the Gallipoli Peninsula and the Western Front. It will become clear that the ancient world is a part of the WWI narrative and has therefore shaped what and how we remember the war. This will be very apparent when we consider Stewart’s Diary, classical allusions and one of Christchurch’s most significant monuments, the Bridge of Remembrance. 

Come listen to this free short-format public talk, and enjoy a private viewing in the Teece Museum. The Museum will open from 5.30pm and the talk will commence at 6pm.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/homeric-echoes-in-a-ww1-diary-tickets-49721368953

  • WHEN:  16 October, 6pm - 6.30pm. Museum open from 5.30pm
  • WHERE:  Recital Room, Level 1, UC Arts City Location, 3 Hereford Street, Central City

 

heritage week 2018

 

Image credit: Copyright, DG 263, Corinthian helmet, Doug Gold collection

FESTA 2018

 

Roman Dining: a Guide to Status and Mores

This free public talk is part of FESTA 2018 – a public festival of architecture, design & food. Adjunct Associate Professor Robin Bond will explore the ancient contexts for feasting and the influence of food on the development of a society. Using as source material the works of the Roman satirists and their recurrent topic of the 'cena / banquet' as a guide, Professor Bond will investigate social distinctions and mores in Rome in the first century AD.

Visitors can enjoy the opportunity to browse the Teece Museum’s newest exhibition ‘Beyond the Grave: Death in ancient times’ from 5-6pm, before heading into the Recital Room for Professor Bond’s talk from 6-7pm.

For more information about FESTA events, see the full programme online at or check out the Festa Facbook page.

  • WHEN: Friday 19 October, Museum open from 5.00pm, talk begins 6pm - 7pm
  • WHERE: Recital Room and Teece Museum, Level 1, UC Arts City Location, 3 Hereford Street, Central City
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Festa 2018