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Exploring Roman Dress, with Ursula Rothe

This afternoon we filmed an interview with Dr Ursula Rothe, Baron Thyssen Lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University, about her research on Roman dress. What did people in the Roman provinces wear? How did dress styles change over time? And why do we tend to refer to ancient clothing using the term ‘dress’ rather than…

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Illustrating the ‘Red Decade’, with Sara Monoson

We’re sharing Henry Stead‘s latest video for the Classics and Class project, which features Professor Sara Monoson talking about the work of graphic artist Hugo Gellert. Gellert’s two books from the ‘red decade’ of the 1930s in America consciously promote encounters between classical culture and the working man in order to widen access to the occassionally complex…

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The Literary Epigram, with Chris Carey and Maria Kanellou

Professor Chris Carey and Dr Maria Kanellou join CC’s Anastasia Bakogianni at UCL’s Department of Greek & Latin to talk about the literary epigram. They tell us about this ancient literary genre, its form, origins and evolution from archaic Greece to Byzantium. The epigram dates back to the introduction of writing in ancient Greece. As a literary…

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Classics Outreach at Oxford, with Mai Musié

What do Classics students do after they graduate? This was one of the questions we asked Mai Musié, Outreach Officer for the Faculty of Classics in Oxford, when we caught up with her earlier in the autumn at the Festival of Ancient Tales. Mai was at the festival promoting Oxford’s Classics Outreach programme, which offers a wide range…

Roman Fragments, with Gesine Manuwald

Returning to UCL’s Department of Greek and Latin Anastasia Bakogianni talks with Professor Gesine Manuwald about her work on fragments from early Roman tragedy. Gesine tells us about some of the challenges, as well as the rewards, of working with this fragmentary evidence. Some questions will always remain unanswerable, but Gesine reveals that the fragments…

Herodotus on Thermopylae, with Chris Carey

Anastasia Bakogianni joins Professor Chris Carey at UCL’s Department of Greek and Latin to talk about his forthcoming commentary on Herodotus’ Book 7. A highpoint in Herodotus’ Histories, the subject of this book is the inexorable march of the Persian forces against Greece, which culminates in the famous battle at Thermopylae. Chris’ commentary will join those…