The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
Featuring the James Logie Memorial Collection
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Image credit: Copyright, DG 263, Corinthian helmet, Doug Gold collection
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.