Classics

The history, literature, culture, philosophy and languages of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Classics

Cicero: The Second Philippic

Cicero: The Second Philippic

In this course, Dr Andrew Sillett (University of Oxford) explores Cicero’s Second Philippic. We begin by outlining the historical background to the speech, starting with the assassination of Caesar on 15 March and ending with the dramatic date of ...

Dr Andrew Sillett

Oxford University

Classics

Greek and Latin Metre

Greek and Latin Metre

In this course, Professor Armand D’Angour (University of Oxford) introduces some of the more popular metrical forms of Greek and Latin poetry. In the first module, we look at dactylic hexameter, the metre used in Greek and Roman epic poetry....

Dr Armand D'Angour

Oxford University

Classics

Greek Religion: Oracles

Greek Religion: Oracles

In this course, Professor Esther Eidinow (University of Bristol) talks about Greek religion, focusing in particular on the institution of the oracle. In the first module, we provide an introduction to what oracles actually were, where they were located, and...

Prof. Esther Eidinow

Bristol University

Philosophy

Classics

Seneca: Letters

Seneca: Letters

In this course, Dr Liz Gloyn (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores Seneca’s Epistulae Morales. We begin by providing a brief overview of Seneca’s life and literary output, before focusing in more detail on the letter as a literary form....

Dr Liz Gloyn

Royal Holloway, London

Classics

Athenian Democracy: The Reforms of Solon

Athenian Democracy: The Reforms of Solon

In this course, Professor Hans van Wees (University College, London) explores the reforms of Solon in the early sixth century BC. We begin by thinking about the social and political problems faced by Athens in the period, before moving on...

Prof. Hans van Wees

University College London

Classics

Greek Art, c. 650-460 BC

Greek Art, c. 650-460 BC

In this course, Professor Judy Barringer (University of Edinburgh) explores Greek art, focusing in particular on vase-painting and sculpture from the seventh to the early fifth century BC. We begin by thinking about black-figure pottery, focusing in particular on the...

Prof. Judith Barringer

Edinburgh University