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

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

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

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

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

Athenian Democracy: The Reforms of Cleisthenes

Athenian Democracy: The Reforms of Cleisthenes

In this course, Dr Tom Hooper (University of Cambridge) explores the democracy reforms of Cleisthenes in the early 6th century BC. We begin by thinking about the development of the Athenian constitution in the sixth century, including the reforms of...

Dr Tom Hooper

Institute of Classical Studies, London