Who were the ancient Greeks? Time: 8.45pm. Venue: Eden Field.
Summary: The 18th and 19th centuries were the pivotal time in Western Europe’s rediscovery of Greece and particularly the ancient Greeks. During that time, not only were the essential elements of our understanding of ancient Greek society put in place, but also crucial centres of the ancient Greek world, places like Olympia and Delphi, were uncovered for the very first time. This talk looked at the crucial moments and personalities involved in defining who were the ancient Greeks.