The World of the Hero
The playlist brings together twelve courses on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid, perfect for those studying the 'World of the Hero' option for OCR A Level Classical Civilization.
 
What this playlist includes:
65 lectures across 12 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Self-marking quizzes for all lectures, as well as an end-of-topic quiz.
Reading lists, essay questions and extension activities.
Courses and Lectures
1. Homer
Dr Emily Hauser
Exeter University
1.1. Orality – 12:56
1.2. Narrative – 08:51
1.3. The Gods – 12:02
1.4. Heroism (Iliad) – 09:20
1.5. War – 07:42
1.6. Nostos – 07:09
1.7. Xenia – 06:26
1.8. Heroism (Odyssey) – 06:26
1.9. Women – 08:43
1.10. Disguise and Recognition – 08:34
1.11. Reception – 13:22
2. Homer: Iliad
Prof. Barbara Graziosi
Durham University
2.2. The Rage of Achilles – 09:06
2.3. The Scope of the Iliad – 07:51
2.4. The Life of Hector – 09:40
2.5. The Death of Hector – 08:34
3. Homer: Iliad
Prof. Richard Jenkyns
Oxford University
3.1. The Homeric Question – 10:13
3.3. The Homeric Hero – 09:37
3.4. Characterisation – 09:53
3.5. The Gods – 08:39
4. Homer: Iliad: Characterisation
Prof. Richard Jenkyns
Oxford University
5. Homer: Odyssey
Prof. Edith Hall
King's College London
5.1. Oral Composition – 10:46
5.2. The Homeric Hero – 06:41
5.3. Xenia – 06:00
5.4. Nostos – 04:41
6. Homer: Odyssey
Prof. Richard Jenkyns
Oxford University
6.1. The Nature of the Poem – 08:26
6.2. Two Kinds of Odysseus – 07:28
6.3. Society and Morality – 08:58
6.4. Gods, Goddesses and Women – 07:42
6.5. Nausicaa and Penelope – 11:07
7. Homer: Odyssey
Prof. Barbara Graziosi
Durham University
7.1. The Man of Many Turns – 10:25
7.2. Plot and Structure – 10:56
7.3. Justice and the Gods – 09:14
8. Homer: The Worlds of the Iliad and Odyssey
Dr Elton Barker
Open University
8.1. The World of the Iliad – 17:25
8.2. The World of the Odyssey – 13:59
9. Homer: Women
Dr Emily Hauser
Exeter University
9.1. Why Women Matter – 09:31
9.3. Helen in the Iliad – 07:38
9.4. Helen in the Odyssey – 08:08
9.5. Penelope – 09:08
11. Virgil: Aeneid
Prof. Llewelyn Morgan
Oxford University
11.1. The City – 13:27
11.2. Homer – 09:12
11.3. Metre – 11:09
11.4. Allusion – 10:44
11.5. The Gods – 13:06
11.6. Women – 11:16
12. Virgil: Aeneid
Prof. Richard Jenkyns
Oxford University
12.2. Augustus and the Aeneid – 09:53
12.3. Aeneas and Heroism – 10:23
12.4. Cities in the Aeneid – 08:53
12.5. Book 6: The Underworld – 08:17
12.6. Books 7-8: The Italians – 08:33
What Next?
Get instant access to over 4,000 lectures