Adjunct Professor Adrian Heyworth-Smith (1934-2010).
Abel Smith (building 23), The University of Queensland, St Lucia
Venue: Abel Smith (building 23), The University of Queensland, St Lucia.
  • Friday August 6, 2010
  • 9:00am – 4:00pm: 16th Annual Ancient History Day
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre, Abel Smith (building 23), The University of Queensland, St Lucia

16th Annual Ancient History Day

Did something funny happen on the way to the Forum?

What made the ancient Greeks and Romans laugh? What entertainments made them cry? Who did they boo and hiss and barrack for? It wasn't all bread and circuses in the ancient entertainment world...

Hear six distinguished speakers give their views on:

Entertainment in the Ancient World at the 16th Ancient History Day

Dedicated to the memory of Adjunct Professor Adrian Heyworth-Smith. Presented by Friends of Antiquity in conjunction with the University of Queensland and Classics and Ancient History at UQ (in the school of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics).

The speakers:

  • Dr David Pritchard, War minus the shooting: Sport and Democracy in Classical Athens
  • Emeritus Professor Bob Milns, Public Recitations and Readings of Literary Works
  • Professor Frank Sear, Something funny happened in the Theatre
  • Dr Tom Stevenson, Entertainments of Caesar and Pompey
  • Miss Yvette Hunt, He's not behind you: Pantomime and Stage Events in the Roman Empire
  • Dr Amelia Brown, Animals as Entertainment in Late Antiquity


  • $25 for FOA members;
  • $30 for non-members;
  • $15 each for school students and students with ID.

To make a booking:
Print theAncient History Day program, fill in BOTH sides of the flyer and mail, by 30 July, to -

"Ancient History Day"
c/- The Alumni Centre (Building 91C)
50 Walcott Street
The University of Queensland, Q. 4072

Contact for interview and further information:

Photo Opportunity:
The R.D.Milns Antiquities Museum, 3rd floor Michie Building, The University of Queensland, contains a wealth of valuable and highly photogenic artefacts from the ancient world.