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    Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians

    The Tokyo Olympics were a huge success for Team GB, who finished in fourth place - matching their medal haul from the London 2012 Olympics. You can dig deep into the Olympics and Paralympics with our range of free resources.

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    21 Jul 2021

  • Olympics, Paralympics, Olympians and Paralympians

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    The Tokyo Olympics were a huge success for Team GB, who finished in fourth place - matching their medal haul from the London 2012 Olympics. You can ...
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    Lysistrata by Aristophanes

    By The OpenLearn team

    Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation. 

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    Enjoy Aristophanes' comic account of one woman's extraordinary method of bringing The Peloponnesian War to an end in this classical studies animation. 
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    The Persians by Aeschylus

    In this animation of the Greek tragedy The Persians by Aeschylus, Persian king Xerxes wages war against Greece but his navy is defeated at Salamis.

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  • The Persians by Aeschylus

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Apr 2021
    In this animation of the Greek tragedy The Persians by Aeschylus, Persian king Xerxes wages war against Greece but his navy is defeated at Salamis.
  • Finding women in Greek literature

    By Sam Newington

    Sam Newington explains that discovering the real lives of Greek women takes more than just a first read of the texts

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  • Finding women in Greek literature

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    Sam Newington explains that discovering the real lives of Greek women takes more than just a first read of the texts
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    Classical Studies: festivals

    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it isn’t a modern concept. Academics within our Classical Studies discipline share their...

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    ‘Festival’ at its very essence, is a collective event where people come together to enjoy life’s simple pleasures – music, dancing, food and drink. But it...
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    Hadrian: The Roamin' Emperor

    By Dr Emma-Jayne Graham

    Can you piece together strands of historical evidence to work out what motivated the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, to travel so extensively?

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    Can you piece together strands of historical evidence to work out what motivated the Roman Emperor, Hadrian, to travel so extensively?
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  • What is the difference between distributive and commutative justice: A one minute guide

    Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    What are distributive and commutative justice? What do the terms mean, and how are they different? We've got a really simple guide...
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    Troy Story: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

    By Dr Emma Bridges

    Interested in Greek myths? We've condensed the epic narrative of Homer's poems the Iliad and the Odyssey into short animations voiced by the dulcet tones of Don Warrington.

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    Interested in Greek myths? We've condensed the epic narrative of Homer's poems the Iliad and the Odyssey into short animations ...
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    Oedipus: The message in the myth

    By Christopher Wilson

    Differences in versions of Greek myths reflect the contemporary worlds of the storytellers, explains Chris Wilson drawing on Oedipus, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

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    30 Aug 2019

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    Differences in versions of Greek myths reflect the contemporary worlds of the storytellers, explains Chris Wilson drawing on Oedipus, the Iliad and the...
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    How do historians know about the past?

    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 

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    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 

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    MA in Classical Studies
    Updated 29 Nov 2021
    This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and...

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    Updated 29 Nov 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

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    Updated 29 Nov 2021
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