Classics

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

Classics

Greek Art, c. 650-460 BC

Greek Art, c. 650-460 BC

In this course, Professor Judy Barringer (University of Edinburgh) explores Greek art, focusing in particular on vase-painting and sculpture from the seventh to the early fifth century BC. We begin by thinking about black-figure pottery, focusing in particular on the...

Prof. Judith Barringer

Edinburgh University

Classics

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

In this course, Professor Catherine Steel (University of Glasgow) explores the politics of the Late Republic through one of its central figures: Marcus Tullius Cicero. We begin by thinking about Cicero's early life and education, including his training in rhetoric...

Prof. Catherine Steel

Glasgow University

Philosophy

Classics

Seneca: Letters

Seneca: Letters

In this course, Professor Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck, University of London) provides an introduction to Seneca the Younger and his Epistulae Morales. We begin by providing a broad introduction to Seneca's life, career, and literary output, before moving on in the...

Prof. Catharine Edwards

Birkbeck College, London

Classics

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

Politics of the Late Republic: Cicero, 106-43 BC

In this course, Dr Henriette van der Blom (University of Birmingham) explores the politics of the Late Republic through one of its central figures: Marcus Tullius Cicero. We begin by providing a broad introduction to Cicero's life and career as...

Dr Henriette van der Blom

Birmingham University

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