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    The body in antiquity

    This free course The body in antiquity will introduce you to the concept of the body in Greek and Roman civilisation In recent years the body has become a steadily growing field in historical scholarship and Classical Studies is no exception It is an aspect of the ancient world that can be explored through a whole host of different types of evidence art literature and archaeological artefacts to name but a few The way that people fulfil their basic bodily needs and engage in their daily activities is embedded in the social world around them The body is a subject that can reveal fascinating aspects of both Greek and Roman culture it will help you to better understand the diversity of ancient civilisation

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    Free course

    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 May 2019

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    The body in antiquity Copyright free  image Icon Copyright free: Science Museum, London
    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 22 May 2019
    This free course, The body in antiquity, will introduce you to the concept of the...
  • Hadrian's Rome

    This free course Hadrians Rome explores the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian 11738 CE What impact did the emperor have on the appearance of the city What types of structures were built and why And how did the choices that Hadrian made relate to those of his predecessors and also of his successors

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2019

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    Hadrian's Rome
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 01 Apr 2019
    This free course, Hadrian's Rome, explores the city of Rome during the reign of...
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    Introducing Homer's Iliad

    This free course Introducing Homers Iliad focuses on the epic poem telling the story of the Trojan War It begins with the wider cycle of myths of which the Iliad was a part It then looks at the story of the poem itself and its major theme of Achilles anger in particular in the first seven lines It examines some of the characteristic features of the text metre word order and epithets Finally it explores Homers use of simile The course should prepare you for reading the Iliad on your own with greater ease and interest

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    6 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Feb 2019

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    Intermediate level Duration 6 hours Updated 12 Feb 2019
    This free course, Introducing Homer's Iliad, focuses on the epic poem telling the...
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    Continuing classical Latin

    This free course Continuing classical Latin gives you the opportunity to hear a discussion of the development of the Latin language

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    09 Feb 2018

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    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 09 Feb 2018
    This free course, Continuing classical Latin, gives you the opportunity to hear a...
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    The Birth of Comedy

    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the adolescent humour of The Inbetweeners, add in a healthy dose of Monty Python...

    By The OpenLearn team, The OpenLearn team

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    1 hour 15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Aug 2013

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 15 mins Updated 15 Aug 2013
    Take the topical satire of Have I Got News For You and mix thoroughly with the...
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    Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds: the Temple of Diana at Nemi

    How was mythology used by ancient Romans in their everyday lives? At Nemi to the south of Rome, the sanctuary of the goddess Diana provides us with a...

    By The OpenLearn team

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    45 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

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    Myth at the heart of the Roman Empire

    How and why did ancient Romans use myth to validate their power? Emperor Augustus legitimised his rule by entwining his own ancestry with the mythical...

    By The OpenLearn team

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    55 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

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    Advanced level Duration 55 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
    How and why did ancient Romans use myth to validate their power? Emperor Augustus...
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    A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall

    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...

    By The OpenLearn team

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    50 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

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    Advanced level Duration 50 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
    How do the themes of classical mythology come to be refashioned through the ages?...
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    Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The popular American TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spanned seven seasons and gained a cult following. But how is it linked to the culture of ancient...

    By The OpenLearn team

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    55 mins

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2010

  • Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Pygmalion meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Open University 2010
    Advanced level Duration 55 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
    The popular American TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" spanned seven seasons...