Classics

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

Classics

Greek Religion: Mystery Cult

Greek Religion: Mystery Cult

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores the Greek institution of mystery cults, focusing in particular on the Eleusinian and Dionysian Mysteries. In the first module, we think about what a mystery cult actually was – what...

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics

Plautus: The Brothers Menaechmus and the Swaggering Soldier

Plautus: The Brothers Menaechmus and the Swaggering Soldier

In this course, Professor John Wilkins (University of Exeter) provides a provide introduction to the comedy of Plautus, with a special focus on two plays in particular: The Brothers Menaechmus and The Swaggering Soldier. After a brief introduction to Roman...

Prof. John Wilkins

Exeter University

English Literature

Classics

Tragedy: A Complete History

Tragedy: A Complete History

In this course, Professor John Lennard explores the history of tragedy from its origins in ancient Athens to the present day. In the first three modules, we think about the tragedy of Classical Athens, looking in particular at the plays...

Prof. John Lennard

Independent Scholar

Classics

The Invention of the Barbarian

The Invention of the Barbarian

In this course, Professor Edith Hall (King's College, London) explores how the Greeks saw themselves as distinct from their 'barbarian' neighbours, especially in the context of the Greco-Persian wars of the early 5th century BC. In the first module, we...

Prof. Edith Hall

King's College, London

Classics

Euripides: The Bacchae

Euripides: The Bacchae

In this course, Professor Richard Seaford (University of Exeter) explores Euripides' great tragedy, The Bacchae, which ends with the king of Thebes, Pentheus, being torn to pieces by his own mother, Agave. In the first module, we think about the...

Prof. Richard Seaford

Exeter University

Classics

Aristophanes: Acharnians

Aristophanes: Acharnians

In this course, Dr Rosie Wyles (University of Kent) provides a close reading and analysis of Aristophanes' Acharnians, focusing in particular on the prescribed material for the OCR A-Level in Classical Greek. All passages are presented in the original Greek...

Dr Rosie Wyles

Kent University