School workshops

As part of our package of support for schools, we are developing a number of workshops that focus on different elements of the history, culture and literature of the ancient world. For 2018/19, we are delighted to be supporting Bristol PhD candidate Maiken Mosleth King, and her new workshop: 'The Roman Emperor as Egyptian Pharaoh'.

The Roman Emperor as Egyptian Pharaoh

How did the Roman emperors transform themselves into Egyptian divine kings?

This one hour workshop is designed as an introduction to imperial power in the province of Egypt, focussing on how art and texts were used to portray the Roman emperor as a divine Pharaoh according to ancient Egyptian tradition. It is suitable for secondary students of Classical Civilisation or Ancient History, but requires no prior knowledge of Egyptology or Classics.

What will students learn?

The workshop will introduce students to Egyptian reliefs and sculpture depicting the emperor as Pharaoh, and some texts dealing with the topic of the emperor’s relationship with the Egyptian religion. The students will compare the images and texts, in order to learn to identify similarities and differences between the two mediums. The workshop will increase awareness of how the Roman imperial power was experienced in Egypt, a province with a well-established divine monarchy and ancient traditions surrounding kingship.

For more information about the workshop, please read the Workshop Information Sheet (Office document, 661kB)

To book a workshop, please email Richard Cole:

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School workshops

New for 2018/19: 'The Roman Emperor as Egyptian Pharaoh'

In 2016/2017, we ran a Roman Cookery workshop for KS2/KS3 groups. In 2017/18, we offered Dr Hannah-Marie Chidwick's highly successful 'Experiencing War in the Roman World' workshops, along with student-led workshops on the Homeric World, and Myth and Religion. We hope to develop further workshops this year. If you have any suggestions for topics, or if you would like to discuss how we can support your school in this way, please contact

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