The history, literature, culture, philosophy and languages of Ancient Greece and Rome.
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
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
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
Athenian Democracy: 5th Century BC
In this course, Professor Edward Harris (University of Durham) explores the development and operation of Athenian democracy in the fifth century BC. In the first module, we think about the kind of society that existed in Attica in the sixth...
Prof. Edward Harris
The Persian Wars, 490-479 BC
In this course, Professor Paul Cartledge (University of Cambridge) explores the Greco-Persian Wars of 490-79 BC. We begin by exploring the concept of Greekness before turning in the second module to think about the extent to which the Greeks formed...
Prof. Paul Cartledge
Greek Religion: The Nature of the Gods
In this course, Dr Emma Aston (University of Reading) explores Greek religion, focusing in particular on the nature of the gods in Greek thought. In the first module, we think about the concept of anthropomorphism (i.e. the fact that the...
Dr Emma Aston