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

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

In this course, Dr Henriette van der Blom (University of Birmingham) explores the politics of the Late Republic through one of its central figures: Marcus Tullius Cicero. We begin by providing a broad introduction to Cicero's life and career as...

Dr Henriette van der Blom

Birmingham University

Classics

Cicero: Pro Milone

Cicero: Pro Milone

In this course, Dr Andrew Sillett (University of Oxford) explores Cicero's defence of Titus Annius Milo, the Pro Milone. We start by considering the crime itself—the death of Publius Clodius Pulcher on the Appian War on 18 January 52 BC....

Dr Andrew Sillett

Oxford University

Classics

Cicero: De Imperio

Cicero: De Imperio

This course explores several aspects of Cicero’s speech De Imperio Cn Pompeii, which was delivered in the Roman Forum in 66 BC. In particular, we think about the speech both as a performance in the Forum and as a written...

Dr Alison Rosenblitt

Oxford University

Classics

Cicero: De Imperio

Cicero: De Imperio

In this course, Henriette van der Blom (University of Glasgow) explores Cicero's speech 'De Imperio Cn Pompeii', delivered in 66 BC. The course begins with an introduction to oratory in Rome, including the different kinds of speeches that an orator...

Dr Henriette van der Blom

Birmingham University

Classics

Cicero: Six Key Speeches

Cicero: Six Key Speeches

The historian Michael Grant said "the influence of Cicero upon the history of European literature and ideas greatly exceeds that of any other prose writer in any language". This course provides an introduction to Cicero's life and times through six...

Dr Andrew Sillett

Oxford University