At the moment the international and interdisciplinary two-week course “Confronting the Classics”, hosted by the Swedish and Dutch institutes in Rome and Athens, is in the Greek capital, after a stimulating and rewarding week in Rome.

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The course, a tale of two cities, aims to contextualise perceptions and receptions of the “classical” in the two centuries that have passed since the fall of Napoleon, confronting material and immaterial “classical” heritage in social, political and aesthetic terms.

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