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A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall: Track 1

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How do the themes of classical mythology come to be refashioned through the ages? Holkham Hall in Norfolk, England, is the estate of an 18th century gentleman, Thomas Coke - a scholar of epic classical authors and avid collector of the cultural beauties of the past. This album offers an opportunity to explore his house and prolific art collection, including his lavishly illustrated manuscript of Ovid's "Metamorphoses". Ovid inspired artists ranging from 2nd century sculptors to medieval illustrators and 18th century painters to capture and interpret these age-old myths from within their own cultural context. This material forms part of The Open University course A330 Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds.

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  • Duration 50 mins
  • Updated Tuesday 17th August 2010
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under History & The Arts
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Track 1: A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2010


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall    A short introduction to this album. Play now A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall
2 Ovid at Holkham Hall    The significance and legacy of Thomas Coke's art collection at Holkham Hall. Play now Ovid at Holkham Hall
3 Thomas Coke of Holkham    The passionate collector: Thomas ----. Play now Thomas Coke of Holkham
4 Depictions of myth    How art chosen by Thomas ---- spans sixteen centuries of artistic depictions of mythical stories. Play now Depictions of myth
5 Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'    Looking at this illustrated medieval manuscript, which reveals important information through its stylistic depictions of myth. Play now Ovid's 'Metamorphoses'
6 A330: Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds    How story and myth are embedded into the monuments and artefacts of ancient Greece and Rome. Play now A330: Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds
7 Exploring myth at Holkham Hall    Open University classics lecturer Paula James explains why Holkham Hall was chosen as a focus to study the significance of mythology and its function in art and culture. Play now Exploring myth at Holkham Hall
8 Why study myth?    Chris Emlyn-Jones, Valerie Hope and Paula James reveal the enduring importance of myth. Play now Why study myth?