The Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities initiative, launched by the SCS in 2019 as the Classics Everywhere initiativeby the SCS in 2019 as the Classics Everywhere initiative, supports projects that seek to engage broader publics — individuals, groups, and communities — in critical discussion of and creative expression related to the ancient Mediterranean, the global reception of Greek and Roman culture, and the history of teaching and scholarship in the field of classical studies. As part of this initiative, the SCS has funded 98 projects, ranging from school programming to reading groups, prison programs, public talks and conferences, digital projects, and collaborations with artists in theater, opera, music, dance, and the visual arts.
Blog: Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities: Reimagining Ancient Stories through Contemporary Lenses
By Nina Papathanasopoulou | December 22, 2022
Blog: Ancient Worlds, Modern Communities: Making Personal Experiences Part of the Study of the Ancient World
By Nina Papathanasopoulou | April 9, 2021
Blog: Truth Behind Myth: Video Games and the Recreation of the Trojan War
By Peter Gainsford | October 23, 2020
August 2020 saw the release of A Total War Saga: Troy, a strategy video game where the player takes on the role of one of various heroes on either side of the Trojan War and leads their armies to victory. If you’ve ever wanted to play Penthesilea defeating Achilles, here’s your chance.