Classics

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

Classics

Greek Religion: Polis Religion

Greek Religion: Polis Religion

In this course, Professor Esther Eidinow (University of Bristol) thinks about Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood’s theory of ‘polis religion’ as a means of understanding Greek religious practice. We begin in the first module by thinking about some of the ...

Prof. Esther Eidinow

Bristol University

Classics

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus. We begin by thinking about the plot of the play, focusing in particular on the Aristotelian concepts of reversal and recognition, as well as the ...

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics

Slavery in the Ancient Greek World

Slavery in the Ancient Greek World

In this course, Dr David Lewis (University of Edinburgh) explores slavery in ancient Greece. We begin by looking at the earliest evidence for slavery in the Greek world, focusing in particular on the descriptions of slavery in the Linear B ...

Dr David Lewis

Edinburgh University

Classics

Virgil: Aeneid: Book 11

Virgil: Aeneid: Book 11

In this course, Professor Llewelyn Morgan (University of Oxford) explores Book 11 of Virgil’s Aeneid. In the first module, we think about Book 11 in relation to its position within the epic as a whole, focusing in particular on its relation to the end of the ...

Dr Llewelyn Morgan

Oxford University

Classics

The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC

The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC

In this course, Professor Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge) gives a detailed account of the Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC. We begin by clarifying some of the terminology used to discuss the war, including the question of what we should ...

Prof. Paul Cartledge

Cambridge University

Classics

Homer: Iliad: Characterisation

Homer: Iliad: Characterisation

In this course, Professor Richard Jenkyns (University of Oxford) explores the theme of characterisation in Homer's Iliad, focusing in particular on fourteen key characters. In the first module, we think about what we mean by the terms 'character' and ...

Prof. Richard Jenkyns

Oxford University