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Academic, Lecturer, Writer, Broadcaster in Ancient History and Archaeology
Academic, Lecturer, Writer, Broadcaster in Ancient History and Archaeology

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I go to die? Thinking about Socrates and the Almeida Figures of Speech series
Am currently fascinated by the Almeida's new Figures of Speech season - and particularly Derek Jacobi's performance of Socrates 'I go to my death' speech given after he was convicted by  an Athenian jury and sentenced to death in 399 BC. See the speech here...
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Michael has joined up with the team from History Masterclass in an exciting opportunity for 20-30 participants to take part in an interactive workshop-style session on "Gritty Realities of Ancient Greece." If you're interested check out the website for more info -
Or go straight to booking your place! https://thehistorymasterclass.com/tickets/history-masterclass-michael-scott/
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Michael has also written an article on Sicily and the immigration crisis for iNews – please have a read here: http://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/world/sicily-migrants-refugees-rescue-welcome/
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Hope you enjoyed the Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean documentary series! Both episodes are available on BBC iPlayer for you to catch up or revisit.

If you have any feedback for us regarding the programme, your feedback will be gratefully received here: http://michaelscottweb.com/index.php/feedback/
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Hope you all enjoyed the first part of Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean last night!

The next part will air the same time next week - 7th Feb 9pm on BBC Two.

If you missed the first episode last night, it can be found on BBC iPlayer here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08cwrg9/sicily-the-wonder-of-the-mediterranean-series-1-episode-1

Michael was also on BBC Breakfast this morning talking about the series - he appears at 3:08:00 onward in this iPlayer recording: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08c3kb8/breakfast-01022017
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Michael is back on our screens tonight, with 'Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean' on BBC Two at 9pm. He'll be live tweeting using #sicily, so follow there for behind the scenes commentary!

Michael will also be appearing on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning (1st Feb) between 8.30-9.10am to talk about the series & more.
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Today is also the paperback publication date for Michael’s most recent book, Ancient Worlds! If you haven’t already gotten yourself a copy, you can find them here:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ancient-Worlds-Epic-History-East/dp/0099592088/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Next up will be the first of Michael’s two-part documentary series: ‘Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean’, airing on the 31st of January, BBC Two, 9pm. Michael will be live-tweeting alongside the episode again, so do join in – this time with #sicily! More information can be found here: http://michaelscottweb.com/index.php/sicily/
See you then!
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If you’ve enjoyed watching the Invisible Cities series, please note that they are available on BBC iPlayer to view and also to buy from the iPlayer store, although I believe that unfortunately this may still apply only to UK viewers.

Please also go have another explore of those beautiful 360 scans created by the ScanLAB team, available as a taster on the BBC website - http://www.bbc.co.uk/taster/projects/invisible-italy

If you have any feedback for us about the programme, please send them on here: http://michaelscottweb.com/index.php/feedback/
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The final installment of Invisible Cities airs tonight at 9pm on BBC One, looking at Florence - hope you all enjoy! Just a quick reminder also that Michael will be live-tweeting along with the episode using #invisiblecities.
If you'd like to catch up on any of the previous episodes, including the original Invisible Rome, they are all available for viewing on BBC iPlayer.
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The broadcasting dates for Michael’s next documentary series ‘Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean’ have been announced as follows:

Airing on BBC Two at 9pm
Episode One:
Beginnings to the Arab Conquest – 31st January 2017
Episode Two:
The Arabs to Sicily in the 21st Century – 7th February 2017

This two-part series will examine the history of Sicily as a cultural melting pot from the Neolithic period to the modern day and ask what it means to be Sicilian.
To find out more, check out the website: http://michaelscottweb.com/index.php/sicily/
or this blog post on the series: http://michaelscottweb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/sicily-melting-pot-of-mediterranean-bbc.html

Michael will be live tweeting during the episodes, please join in using #Sicily!
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