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Lysistrata by Aristophanes video icon

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Lysistrata by Aristophanes

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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5 mins
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The Persians by Aeschylus video icon

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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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5 mins
Finding women in Greek literature article icon

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Finding women in Greek literature

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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Health and wellbeing in the ancient world

This free course, Health and wellbeing in the ancient world, investigates the health of people in ancient Greece and Rome, using both literary and archaeological evidence to uncover details of real life in ancient societies.

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18 hrs
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Hadrian: The Roamin' Emperor activity icon

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Hadrian: The Roamin' Emperor

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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Troy Story: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

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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10 mins
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Oedipus: The message in the myth

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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The Iliad: List of characters article icon

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The Iliad: List of characters

Confused about who's who in Homer's The Iliad? Dr Emma Bridges has put together a handy cast list and mini biography of the characters...

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The City: The Roman and Greek Cities article icon

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The City: The Roman and Greek Cities

The concept of the city was central to both the Roman and the Greek sense of identity.

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Medicine in ancient Greece and Rome

The ‘Hippocratic’ four humours, Roman hygiene, the first hospitals and home remedies.This article explores ancient medicine describes practices in Greek and Roman medicine.

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Antigone: List of Characters

Confused about who’s who in Sophocles’ 'Antigone'? Dr Jessica Hughes has put together a handy cast list of the characters.

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Antigone

Discover the Ancient Greek tragedy 'Antigone' in our two minute animation voiced by Helen Skelton, then find out more about the characters in the classical Sophocles' play.

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5 mins
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