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Off the Shelf Festival of Words

31BC_low-resThe British Museum Press is delighted to host an event for 31BC: Antony, Cleopatra and the Fall of Egypt at the 2012 Off the Shelf Festival of Words. Off the Shelf is a dynamic, distinctive and diverse festival of words which features 200 events including readings, debates, workshops, ¬†poetry, storytelling, readers’ events, walks talks, community events, a programme for children and young people and more.

On 21st October, celebrated classicist David Stuttard will be speaking about his exciting new book, 31BC, co-authored by Sam Moorhead. 31BC explores the dramatic events of the Battle of Actium, when two superpowers, Egypt and Rome, met head-on for the first and last time in history. The outcome would change the course of history and lead directly to the foundation of the Roman Empire.

Illustrated with evocative locations and iconic objects from the British Museum and elsewhere, 31 BC: Antony, Cleopatra and the Fall of Egypt is a dramatic story of a defining moment in history, retold with excitement and vigour from the Egyptian standpoint.

Sunday, 21st October

2.00PM

Education Room, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Tickets £6

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Off the Shelf website.

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