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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…

Tom Holland at the Festival of Ancient Tales

We caught up with author Tom Holland just before he gave his talk at the Festival of Ancient Tales on Friday, and asked him how he’d first become interested in Classics. Follow this link to hear Tom talk about his childhood passions for Asterix and dinosaurs, and his new book about the Roman Emperors!