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Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12:00 - 17:00

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A display exploring how Greek
colonies changed the life and
languages of the native peoples of
ancient Italy.

In the course of the first millennium BC Greek sailors, traders and colonists visited and settled in the Italian peninsula in increasing numbers. So much so, that the southern half of Italy became known as ‘Big Greece’ (Magna Graecia). Greeks brought with them new ways of living, urban spaces, grape cultivation and wine making and the knowledge of writing.
Some cities of Italy, including Naples, Rhegium and Tarentum, remained essentially Greek under Roman rule. See some of the rich finds from southern Italy in the Fitzwilliam collection, and learn how they can be used to tell the story of power and resistance in the ancient world.

Part of the Faculty of Classics Greek in Italy project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This display also forms of the Festival of Ideas.

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