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Classics Video competition shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition is being revealed this week (one film at a time)

The Faculty of Classics at Cambridge is well known for putting the Ancient World on screen. With Mary Beard, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, and others on the staff, Cambridge Classics academics are some of the most familiar faces on TV documentaries.

Now, the Cambridge Ancient World Video Competition is highlighting the best of a new generation of Classicists in film, featuring entries from teams in Years 9-13, that is aged between 13 or 14 and 19.

After receiving over 60 entries, the Faculty of Classics has created a shortlist of 13 videos, one of which will win up to £500!

A new shortlisted video will be released each day, starting today. All videos will be put online via the Greeks, Romans and Us website and the Faculty of Classics Facebook page

The first video to be revealed is a modern reworking of Echo and Narcissus, written by Coral Dalitz and directed by Samuel Herklots, both of Cheney School, Oxford. 

Be sure to follow the Facebook page, or check online at The Greeks, The Romans and Us for a new video each day.