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December 24, 2016 - Merry Christmas!

OBTA wishes you Merry Christmas! Omnia OBTima die natalicio Domini! Wesołych Świąt!

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December 13, 2016 - Prof. Jerzy Axer on a meeting of Medicine and the Humanities

Prof. Jerzy Axer, Director of the Collegium Artes Liberales at the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" UW, held a commencement speech for the graduates of the Medical University of Warsaw on a meeting of Medicine and the Humanities. The text of the speech is available here

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December 8, 2016 - IBBY Nomination for Katarzyna Marciniak

Katarzyna Marciniak´s collection of poems for children Alfabet wśród zwierząt [The Alphabet of Animals] received a nomination in the competition Book of the Year 2016 of the Polish Section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People). More information here.

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December 8, 2016 - What Is a Classic... for Children and Young Adults?

"What Is a Classic... for Children and Young Adults?" by Katarzyna Marciniak, the introductory chapter to the volume Our Mythical Childhood... The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults, is freely available on Brill´s website until January 21, 2017.

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December 8, 2016 - If just one person believes in you...

"If just one person believes in you deep enough and strong enough..." – "Jeśli choć jeden człowiek wierzy w Ciebie tak głęboko i tak mocno..." – "Unus si tibi fidit homo neque deficit umquam..." The lyrics from the favourite song of Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, in English, with a Polish and a Latin translation, became the part of the conference room in the seat of the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" in Dobra Street. The letters, crafted by the sculptor Marek Paweł Moderau, were unveiled by Prof. Jerzy Axer and Prof. Jan Kieniewicz during OBTA´s birthday. The song, in a beautiful way, expresses what is important to us – the idea of the Community of our Faculty of "Artes Liberales".

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December 8, 2016 - De amicitia

OBTA´s birthday was the day of the publication of the volume De amicitia. Transdisciplinary Studies in Friendship we have dedicated to our Masters – Prof. Jerzy Axer and Prof. Jan Kieniewicz. We proudly announce that we managed to keep the whole venture in secret:-). The volume contains the studies on friendship conducted from various perspectives and it expresses, as we hope, the essence of our Faculty´s Community – a Community that is open to all interested in reflections in the spirit of artes liberales. The electronic version of the volume will be freely available soon. 

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December 8, 2016 - Jacek Bocheński at OBTA´s birthday

Jacek Bocheński, whose famous "Roman Trilogy" has been an important guide through the ancient (and modern) world for so many of us, took part in OBTA´s birthday. This is an honour to us and we thank the Author warmly!

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December 8, 2016 - Prof. Luigi Marinelli sends his best birthday wishes to OBTA

Prof. Luigi Marinelli, an eminent scholar specializing in Polish literature, extends his best birthday wishes to OBTA. We thank Prof. Marinelli ex imo pectore and we are happy to share them, granted his kind permission: 
„[...] ja, który widziałem, jak rodziła się i pięknie rozwijała się OBTA w swym mitycznym dzieciństwie, który znam większość z Was [...] – możesz to sobie wyobrazić – jak bardzo będę obecny wśród Was DUCHOWO, będę przy Was myślami, pełnymi sympatii, uwielbienia i wdzięczności za to wszystko, co zrobiliście w ciagu tych 25 lat dla studiów humanistycznych (i nie tylko!) w Polsce (i nie tylko!), dla twórczego rozpowszechniania interdyscyplinarności uniwersyteckiej i dla rozwoju szeroko pojętej otwartej mentalności akademickiej, gotowej do dialogu, przywiązanej do tradycji i jednocześnie głęboko nowoczesnej, jak to jest właściwe od zawsze tej naszej wspólnej, jedynej Almae Matri, co się zwie UNIVERSITAS. 
Serdecznie dziękuję za zaproszenie na tak ważny Jubileusz, przesyłam [...] wszystkim wybitnym Kolegom i Przyjaciołom, a przede wszystkim Studentom OBTA/Artes liberales/MISH gorące pozdrowienia i serdeczne życzenia z Rzymu, od Sapienzy i od całej polonistyki i slawistyki włoskiej! STO LAT!!!”

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December 3, 2016 - In Memory of Professor Octavius Jurewicz

Professori Octavio Jurewicz in memoriam.
On December 3, at the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" UW, a special meeting of KNoKA (Committee on Ancient Culture) of the Polish Academy of Sciences took place. It was dedicated to the Memory of Professor Oktawiusz Jurewicz. The meeting was chaired by KNoKA´s President, Prof. Krystyna Bartol (UAM). Among the speakers there were Rev. Prof. Józef Naumowicz (UKSW), Prof. Maciej Salamon (UJ), and Prof. Jerzy Axer (UW). The Guest of Honour of the meeting was Mrs. Hanna Jurewiczowa, the Spouse of the Professor.

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December 8, 2016 r. - 25th birthday of OBTA

We invite you cordially for the anniversary celebrations taking place on December 8, at 11:30 a.m. Details of the programme in the invitation.

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December 2, 2016 - Candidates are sought for the project "Our Mythical Childhood..."

Competition for job positions in the project "Our Mythical Childhood..." directed by Professor Katarzyna Marciniak, within the ERC Consolidator Grant was launched. See detailed information at:

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November 16, 2016 - "Our Mythical Childhood..."

The volume Our Mythical Childhood... The Classics and Literature for Children and Young Adults edited by Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak has just appeared. It presents the results of an international project conducted at our Faculty within the Loeb Classical Library Foundation Grant with the support of the "Artes Liberales" Institute Foundation. Our thanks go to all contributors! This project began our mythical adventure with Antiquity in children’s and youth’s culture. Fragments are accessible at: 
https://books.google.pl (vide: Our Mythical Childhood).

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November 18, 2016 - Dr. Susan Deacy on the role of various elements of ancient culture when working with autistic children

We invite you to read Dr. Susan Deacy´s blog.

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November 14, 2016 - Mythology in uncertain times...

Dr. Elizabeth Hale talks about the project "Our Mythical Childhood..." and her stay at our Faculty.

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November 8, 2016 - Our Mythical Childhood on Facebook

We invite you to “like” the page of our new project on Facebook.

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November 7, 2016 - The Catalogue of Polish literature for young readers, inspired by Classical Antiquity has a new cover

The Catalogue of Polish Literature for young readers, inspired by Classical Antiquity has a new cover (the painting by Matylda Tracewska from the cycle “Miniatures”. Cover design by Zbigniew Karaszewski).

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October 28, 2016 - Quid novi at our collaborators?

Quid novi at our collaborators – we invite you to read Dr. Sonya Nevin and Steve K. Simons´s blog.

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October 24, 2016 - Ancient gods and heroes are awakening on the Greek vases...

Ancient gods and heroes are awakening on the Greek vases... We invite you to watch a reelshow by our collaborabors Dr. Sonya Nevin and Steve K. Simons (University of Roehampton & Panoply). 

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October 21, 2016 - Volume "The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature"

The volume The Reception of Ancient Greece and Rome in Children’s Literature edited by our colleague and collaborator Dr. Lisa Maurice (Bar-Ilan University) has been published. Details on the publisher´s website. A review of the volume is available on Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

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October 13, 2016 - Lecture: "Antipodean Antiquities: The Classical Tradition in Children’s Literature from Australia and New Zealand"

We invite you to a lecture on the reception of Classical Antiquity in Australia and New Zealand by Dr. Elizabeth Hale from the Univeristy of New England, Australia, our collaborator in the project "Our Mythical Childhood... The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges" within the ERC Consolidator Grant directed by Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak. Details in the atachment.

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October 12, 2016 - For fans of fairy tales and Classial Antiquity

Call for Papers: "Once upon a time... the Antiquity”. More information.

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October 6, 2016 - Publication "Sparta in Polish culture"

The Philhellenic Laboratory and the Laboratory for Romanticism at the Faculty of "Artes Liberales" UW invite you to a meeting on the occasion of the publication of the volume "Sparta w kulturze polskiej" [Sparta in Polish Culture]. The meeting will take place on October 14, at 4 p.m. in the conference room (level -1) in the Collegium Artes Liberales. The meeting´s programme.

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October 4, 2016 - Dr. Susan Deacy´s blog

We recommend you warmly to read the blog by our collaborator from the University of Roehampton – Dr. Susan Deacy: http://myth-autism.blogspot.co.uk/

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October 4, 2016 - University of Roehampton about the project "Our Mythical Childhood..."

University of Roehampton about the project "Our Mythical Childhood...": article.

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September 28, 2016 - Conference "Reviving Visions: Artists and Scholars that Connected East and West"

October 7 is the opening of the conference "Reviving Visions: Artists and Scholars that Connected East and West", organized by Prof. Joerg Schulte at the University of Cologne. Among the speakers and pariticipants there are scholars and students from our Faculty. Please have a look at the programme: 
http://cih.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/…/u…/RevivingFlyerSmall.pdf 
and the conference´s website: http://cih.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/meet.html.

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September 23, 2016 - Diamond Grants

Today the results of the Diamond Grants competition have been published. There are two our students among the laureates: Tymoteusz Król with the project: "Góry, pagórki, przykryjcie nas! – Wilamowianie wobec powojennych prześladowań" (supervisor: Prof. Justyna Olko) and Krzysztof Rybak with the project: "Oczami dziecka. Zagłada w polskiej literaturze dziecięcej i młodzieżowej po roku 1989" (supervisor: Prof. Grzegorz Leszczyński). 
Congratulations! 
Both project will be carried out at our Faculty. More information.

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September 23, 2016 - Prof. Oliver Taplin´s lecture

We invite you warmly to Prof. Oliver Taplin´s lecture "Props, Aeschylus and the Invention of Theatre" on the occasion of the inauguration of the academic year 2016/2017 in the Collegium Artes Liberales. More information here.

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September 1, 2016 - Panoply and their new vase animation

We would like to recommend you viewing a new vase animation by the participants of the conference "Chasing Mythical Beasts...", our colleagues in the ERC Consolidator Grant – Dr. Sonya Nevin and Steve K. Simons: "The Symposium".

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August 10, 2016 - A clip from the conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts...”

We invite you to view a clip from the conference "Chasing Mythical Beasts...".

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August 1, 2016 - “Czytanie menażerii: zwierzęta w literaturze dziecięcej, młodzieżowej i fantastycznej”

We would like to recommend the book “Czytanie menażerii: zwierzęta w literaturze dziecięcej, młodzieżowej i fantastycznej” [Reading a Menagerie: Animals in Literature for Children, Young Adults, and Fantasy] ed. by Anna Mik, Patrycja Pokora, Maciej Skowera. Click here for more information.

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July 28, 2016 - “Classics & Class. Greek and Latin Classics and Communism at School”

We are happy to advise you that “Classics & Class. Greek and Latin Classics and Communism at School”, edited by Elżbieta Olechowska and David Movrin, was recently published. This completes another stage of the project originally called “Gnôthi seauton! – Classics and Communism...”. For more information and the table of contents click here.

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July 27, 2016 - Interview with Ewa Cichocka, a Polish writer

Dorota Bazylczyk – a graduate of our Faculty and a participant in our projects dealing with the reception of Classical Antiquity –  talked to Ewa Cichocka about Sicily. A recording of this interview may be accessed here.


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July 19, 2016 - Photos from the conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts...”

We would like to invite you to view the photo gallery from the conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts...”.

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July 13, 2016 - Our Mythical Childhood – video clip

We would like to recommend viewing the video clip with prof. Katarzyna Marciniak – the laureate of the European Research Council Consolidator Grant.

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July 12, 2016 - Panoply Vase Animation Project on the conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts...”

Our colleagues from the Panoply mention the conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts...”. See their blog here.

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June 10, 2016 - PhD studies at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”

We would like to recommend you the PhD studies module dedicated to the reception of Classical Antiquity in children’s and young adults’ culture. For more information click here.

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April 28, 2016 - Prof. Maria Kalinowska at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw

Professor Maria Kalinowska held a lecture at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw within the patronage of our Faculty over the Polish-Classical Classes. The lecture regarded Juliusz Słowacki’s manuscript rediscovered a few years ago.

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April 20, 2016 - Open Day at the University of Warsaw

On April 23, during an Open Day at the UW Main Campus, our Faculty staff will present the study curricula offered at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”. We will be at the stands Nr. 37 and 38. For the moment, you can consult Faculty Study-Guide for Student Candidates (in Polish).

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April 14, 2016 - Natalie Haynes about Ovid

Natalie Haynes – a British writer, a stand-up comedian, and the author of “The Amber Fury”, a book inspired by ancient Greek theatre – who was our e-guest at one of the OBTAmistic meetings, – talks about Ovid on BBC Radio 4: 

Avalible online.

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April 5, 2016 - OBTA and the Mediterranean Students Circle of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at a congress in Berlin

OBTA and the Mediterranean Students Circle of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” were guests at the congress of the Deutscher Altphilologenverband “Kosmos Antike – Latein und Griechisch öffnen Welten” which took place at the Humboldt University of Berlin (March 29 – April 2, 2016). More information and photo gallery from the visit in Berlin may be accessed on the OBTA´s Facebook.

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April 1, 2016 - Which Mythical Beast Are You?

Which Mythical Beast Are You? Dr. Elizabeth Hale – our colleague from Australia – devised a quiz, which can help us be better prepared for the conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts…”. Images of the mythical beasts presented at the end of the quiz were authored by the young artists from the Department of Illustration, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. We would like to thank Jan Rusiński and the authors for the permission to use the images. And now comes the moment of truth: https://www.qzzr.com/c/…/186534/which-mythical-beast-are-you.

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March 16, 2016 - Katarzyna Jasińska-Zdun at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw

On March 16, 2016, Katarzyna Jasińska-Zdun lectured on Paleography, or How to Read the Works by Ancient Masters at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw within the patronage of our Faculty over the Polish-Classical Classes.

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March 16, 2016 - Eye to eye with the Minotaur!

We would like to recommend to you a unique exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw, entitled “In a Museum All Things Are Allowed.” You can view a spot at the National Museum YouTube Channel.

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March 14, 2016 - Professor Katarzyna Marciniak on Polish Radio Two

During the programme “Magazyn europejski” [The European Magazine] (hosted by Bartosz Panek), Kamil Radomski speaks with Professor Katarzyna Marciniak about her ERC Consolidator project: “Our Mythical Childhood... The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges”. A recording of this programme may be accessed here.

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March 9, 2016 - Welcome at the website of the project “Chasing Mythical Beasts...”

We would like to recommend viewing the website of the project “Chasing Mythical Beasts... The Reception of Creatures from Graeco-Roman Mythology in Children’s & Young Adults’ Culture as a Transformation Marker”. The project is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives: project website.

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March 1, 2016 - Professor Katarzyna Marciniak was a guest in the programme "Freaks" on Polish Radio Four

Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak was a guest of the programme “Freaks” by Patryk Kuniszewicz. A recording of this progamme may be accessed here.

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February 16, 2016 - Honorary Patronage to our conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts...”

We are pleased to inform you that the Polish Young Academy of the Polish Academy of Sciences granted its Honorary Patronage to our conference “Chasing Mythical Beasts... The Reception of Creatures from Graeco-Roman Mythology in Children’s & Young Adults’ Culture as a Transformation Marker”, scheduled for May 12–15, 2016 at the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” UW, and organized within the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Alumni Award for Innovative Networking Initiatives.

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December 21, 2015 - Professor Katarzyna Marciniak received a European Research Council Consolidator Grant

European Research Council awarded Professor Katarzyna Marciniak with a Consolidator Grant for the project “Our Mythical Childhood... The Reception of Classical Antiquity in Children’s and Young Adults’ Culture in Response to Regional and Global Challenges”. The project will be supported for five years. For more information click here.

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December 23, 2015 - Professor Katarzyna Marciniak on Polish Radio RDC

During the programme "RDC [Radio for You] Morning" Professor Katarzyna Marciniak, Director of OBTA, talked about the reception of Classical Antiquity by young adults and her research projects. A recording of this interview may be accessed here.

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December 16, 2015 - Dr. Przemysław Kordos at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw

Dr. Przemysław Kordos was a guest at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw; he talked about Socrates and Zorba, or to Be or Not to Be a Greek, and if to Be, Then Which One?

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November 25, 2015 - Prof. Małgorzata Borowska at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw

Professor Małgorzata Borowska inaugurated a series of lectures offered by the staff of our Faculty for students at Mikołaj Rej XI High School in Warsaw within the framework of our patronage over the Polish-Classical classes. Professor Borowska talked about Odysseus.

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July 13, 2015 - Competition at the 2000th death anniversary of Ovid

Rotary Club Sulmona announces a competition for a MA thesis or PhD dissertation on Ovid.

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June 17, 2015 - What Do We Owe Hercules?

A programme on Radio TOK FM hosted by Cezary Łasicza in talks with Prof. Katarzyna Marciniak. A recording of the programme may be accessed here.

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June 14, 2015 - Greek Myths for Young Readers

During the programme "Sunday Morning of RDC [Radio for You]", Beata Jewiarz talked with Katarzyna Marciniak about Greek myths for young readers. A recording of the programme may be accessed here.

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June 14, 2015 - Galaktyka Artes Liberales

We would like to invite you to watch the movie Galaktyka Artes Liberales (Polish version).

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May 27, 2015 - A Poetics of Shifting Borders: Patterns of Children’s Literature and Cultural Identity in Polish Literature since 1989

At 10 a.m. OBTA would like to invite you to the next e-lecture in the series OBTAmistic Meetings, entitled “A Poetics of Shifting Borders: Patterns of Children’s Literature and Cultural Identity in Polish Literature since 1989”, given by Dr. Karoline Thaidigsmann from the Slavic Department, University of Heidelberg. For more information click here.

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April 22, 2015 - Digital media as a new space for the reception of literature and ancient culture

On April 22, at 10 a.m. OBTA would like to invite you to the next e-lecture in the series OBTAmistic Meetings, entitled: "Media cyfrowe jako nowa przestrzeń recepcji literatury i kultury antycznej" [Digital media as a new space for the reception of ancient literature and culture], given in Polish by Dr. Konrad Dominas (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań). For more information click here.

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March 25, 2015 - The Amber Road, or Keeping Up with Electra & Co.

On March 25, at 10 a.m. OBTA would like to invite you to the next e-lecture in the series OBTAmistic Meetings, entitled: “The Amber Road, or Keeping Up with Electra & Co”, given by Natalie Haynes from London – the author of “The Amber Fury”, a best-selling novel inspired by ancient tragedy. For more information click here.

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November 26, 2014 - Gained in Translation

On November 26, 2016, at 10 a.m. OBTA would like to invite you to an e-lecture in the series OBTAmistic Meetings, entitled: “Gained in Translation: Greek and Roman Classics in Afrikaans Literature”, given by Professor Jo-Marie Claassen (Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa). For more information click here.


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October 25, 2014 - For or Against the Master?

Steven Saylor, author of bestselling novels set in ancient Rome, recommends an article by Katarzyna Marciniak “For or Against the Master?”.

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September 28, 2014 - Classics & Communism in Theatre

We would like to invite you to participate in this project.

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September 21, 2014 - Encounter with Mythology

We would like to invite you to an encounter with mythology, conducted by PhD students of our Faculty: Sylwia Chmielewska and Joanna Kłos. On September, 21 at 12.00 (noon), at the Jabłonna Palace. For more information click here.

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Zdjęcie teatru w Dodonie: Przemysław Kordos
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