We live in a world where the lessons of the past are constantly ignored or dismissed. Yet the past continues to fascinate us. The classical world especially has never been more popular. In movies, novels, video games and TV documentaries, Greece and Rome are constantly in the public eye. So what does the classical world have to offer us in the 21st century? In this session, a panel of classical scholars with a special interest in contemporary popular culture will debate this issue, with questions and contributions from members of the audience.