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Museum: Re-Creating Ancient Sparta in Comics

Nottingham Lakeside Arts Lecture Theatre (next to the Museum)

Suitable for ages 14+

Although the lecture is free, booking is essential. To book, please call the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

The graphic novel Three, set in ancient Sparta, tells the story of three Helots (the Spartan slave-class) who fall foul of their Spartan masters and go on the run. Its writer, Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine) was keen to explore historically authentic aspects of Spartan society usually ignored in popular representations of the Greek warriors, such as the recent graphic novel/film 300.

Join Kieron and his historical consultant, Professor Stephen Hodkinson, as they discuss their collaboration in order to create a dramatic story that exposes the soft underbelly of the once mighty Spartans and provides the long-neglected Helots with a myth of their own.

With Kieron Gillen and Professor Stephen Hodkinson (Department of Classics, University of Nottingham).

Warning: Three contains scenes of graphic violence; parental guidance advised 14+.