Classics & Ancient History

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

Classics & Ancient History

Lysias: Against Simon

Lysias: Against Simon

In this course, Professor Edward Harris (University of Durham) explores Lysias’ speech Against Simon, a case apparently concerning a fight between two men over a boy, Theodotus. In particular, we think about the rule of law in ancient Athens, the...

Prof. Edward Harris

Durham University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre: Music

Greek Theatre: Music

In this course, Dr Armand D’Angour (University of Oxford) explores the use of music in ancient tragedy, thinking in particular about the kinds of musical instruments that were used, the metre, rhythm, and melodies of tragic poetry. The course ends...

Dr Armand D'Angour

Oxford University

History

Classics & Ancient History

Thucydides

Thucydides

In this course, Professor Neville Morley (University of Bristol) explores Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, focusing on the key episodes in the text and thinking in particular about some of the historiographical issues that modern historians face when reading...

Prof. Neville Morley

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Greek Theatre: Ritual and Religion

Greek Theatre: Ritual and Religion

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores the importance of ritual and religion in Greek tragedy. Having begun with a discussion of the god Dionysus and his cult in Attica, as well as the supposed origins of...

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Comic Drama in the Ancient World

Comic Drama in the Ancient World

In this course, Professor John Wilkins (University of Exeter) explores comic drama in the ancient world, focusing on the similarities and difference between the plays of Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus and Terence. The course begins by thinking about the changing political...

Prof. John Wilkins

Exeter University

Classics & Ancient History

Euripides: Medea

Euripides: Medea

In this course, Professor Judith Mossman (University of Nottingham) explores Euripides’ Medea, a play which depicts a marital breakdown so severe that it leads to one woman taking revenge on her husband by killing their two children. As we move...

Prof. Judith Mossman

Nottingham University