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Classic Raps, with T.H.M. Gellar-Goad

CC’s Anastasia Bakogianni talks with T.H.M. Gellar-Goad (Wake Forest University) about how he incorporates rap music into his teaching practice. Ted tells us how he uses his students’ familiarity with rap songs to facilitate their study of difficult topics such as gender, sex, and rape in Roman elegy, satire and comedy. Follow this link to watch our interview, and…

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Feedback time!

Dear Classics Confidential followers, We launched Classics Confidential in March 2010, so we are fast approaching our five year anniversary. Today, we’re looking towards the future and thinking about how to improve the site – so we need your help! We’ve set up a short online survey, and we’d be hugely grateful if you could spare…

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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…