William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: History

Anglo-Saxon Women

The Anglo-Saxons ruled England for 600 years.  The role of women changed over that period and they often held important posts in politics and religion.  The class will include a visit to the British Museum. The course will examine the lives of women throughout the Anglo-Saxon period from the early settlers in the Fifth Century… Read more »

The Ancient Greek World

The Greek Gallery tours start at 11:30 each day and last about 40 minutes. Normally they cover objects in galleries 13 to 23 depending on which are open. These include the Archaic period with famous objects such as the Sophilos dinos depicting the marriage of Peleus and Thetis and the iconic Exikias amphora showing Achilles… Read more »

Image and Portraiture of Augustus – the Meroe Head

I took part in the joint City Lit, University College London and British Museum Annual Classics Study Day at the British Museum on Saturday 1st March 2014 which looked at various aspects of the first Roman emperor Augustus to mark the 2,000th anniversary of his death.  I presented a paper on the Meroe Head and… Read more »

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