The sword of Odysseus
Fourth Year Classical Civilisation students visited the British Museum on Tuesday 16th January to support their study of the Homeric World. Dr Andrew Shapland, Greek Bronze Age Curator, whose predecessor similarly met distinguished guests in the form of the great Heinrich Schliemann and his entourage, gave us a wonderful introduction to the Minoan Mycenaean and Later Greek Galleries. During the course of the visit students were shown sculpture from the Tomb of Agamemnon, the sword of Odysseus and the Linear B tablet of King Nestor. They went on to build up their own portfolios of the day for later discussion and research at School.