Classics & Ancient History

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

Classics & Ancient History

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 & Ancient History

Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone

In this course, Professor Edith Hall (King’s College, London) explores Sophocles’ great tragedy, Antigone. Having situated the play in its historical and geographical context, we spend some time introducing the key characters in the play—the two sisters, Antigone and Ismene,...

Prof. Edith Hall

King's College, London

Classics & Ancient History

Aeschylus: Agamemnon

Aeschylus: Agamemnon

In this course, Dr Oliver Thomas (University of Nottingham) explores Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, the first part of Aeschylus’ great trilogy, the Oresteia, which was first performed in Athens in 458 BC. After a brief introduction to the trilogy as a whole,...

Dr Oliver Thomas

Nottingham University

Classics & Ancient History

Euripides: Hippolytus

Euripides: Hippolytus

In this course, Dr James Morwood (University of Oxford) explores Euripides’ Hippolytus, a play in which the goddess Cypris, takes revenge on Hippolytus for his refusal to worship her. As we move through the course, we focus on six scenes...

Dr James Morwood

Oxford University

Classics & Ancient History

Euripides: Electra

Euripides: Electra

In this course, Professor Judith Mossman (University of Nottingham) explores Euripides’ Electra, a play which depicts a brother and sister avenging their father’s death by killing their own mother. As we move through the course, we think about a number...

Prof. Judith Mossman

Nottingham University