The Symposium

The Symposium depicts an ancient Greek drinking party, or symposium. It was created from a drinking cup that was made in Athens around 500BCE.

For more vase animations from the Panoply Vase Animation Project and for more about symposiums, visit

This vase animation was created for Classics in Communities, an organisation based at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Classics which supports the teaching of ancient languages.

Athenian black-figure footed cup (kylix) (Ashmolean Museum inv. no. AN1974.344), c. 500 BCE. Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

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This is free for educational use only. Please do not download or add your logo for redistribution.


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