Classics

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

Classics

Homer: Odyssey

Homer: Odyssey

In this course, Professor Barbara Graziosi (University of Durham) explores Homer's Odyssey. We begin by thinking about the figure of Odysseus himself, focusing in particular on his status as a man 'of many turns' (Greek: polutropos). After that, we provide...

Prof. Barbara Graziosi

Durham University

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

Classics

Augustus and the Imperial Image

Augustus and the Imperial Image

In this course, Dr Hannah Cornwell (University of Birmingham) explores Augustus' self-presentation and management of public opinion during his reign as Emperor. In the first module, we explore the evolution of Augustus' names, from his birth name of Gaius Octavius...

Dr Hannah Cornwell

Birmingham University

Classics

Tacitus: Histories: Book 1

Tacitus: Histories: Book 1

In this course, Dr Ellen O'Gorman (University of Bristol) explores Tacitus' Histories, focusing in particular on Book 1. We begin by providing a broader introduction to the Histories, thinking about the scope of the work, as well as how the...

Dr Ellen O'Gorman

Bristol University

Classics

Virgil: Aeneid

Virgil: Aeneid

In this course, Professor Llewelyn Morgan (University of Oxford) explores Virgil's Aeneid. In the first module, we think about the theme of the city in the poem, focusing in particular on the centrality of the city of Carthage, the use...

Dr Llewelyn Morgan

Oxford University

Classics

Athenian Democracy: 5th Century BC

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

Durham University