Due to room capacity, registrations are essential.

The Friends of Antiquity, in conjunction with The Discipline of Classics and Ancient History (School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, UQ), present the 26th Annual Ancient History Day. This year's theme is SPECTACLE. 

Presentations of 45 minutes each by:

  • Emeritus Professor Trevor Bryce (Ancient Near Eastern Spectacles: Displays of Power and Propaganda, and Shows for the Gods)
  • Dr Amelia Brown (Corinth, Syracuse and Constantinople: Ancient Greek Drama outside Athens)
  • Professor Alastair Blanshard (Festivals of Athens)
  • Assoc. Prof. Tom Stevenson (The Triumphs of Pompey and Caesar: Spectacle and Competition in the Late Roman Republic)
  • Dr Estelle Strazdins (Spectacle and Commemoration of the Dead: the Case of Herodes Atticus)
  • Dr Yvette Hunt (Pantomime: Imperial Rome's Forgotten Spectacle)

View the detailed program here.


$55; $15 each for students with ID; $45 each for FOA/AFUQ members. Cost includes morning tea.


Food is available at some campus outlets or at St Lucia village or BYO.

Other Information

Parking at UQ is free on weekends (more information: www.pf.uq.edu.au/parking). The R D Milns Antiquities Museum is open at lunch break. There will be foyer displays and sales, including secondhand books. Teachers CPD certificates can be accommodated by request.  


Email: friendsofantiquity@uq.edu.au

School of HAPI: (07) 3365 2620
R D Milns Antiquities Museum website  

Health and safety information

  • Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • If you become unwell during the event please let an event organiser know.
  • Maintaining physical distancing requirements is the individuals responsibility

Please do not attend the event if:

  • You have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19
  • You are positive for COVID-19
  • You have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days

Attendees are encouraged to download the Commonwealth Government COVID-19 app prior to attending the event.


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$55; $15 each for students with ID; $45 each for FOA/AFUQ members.


St Lucia campus
Abel Smith Lecture Theatre (Building 23)