Ancient Greece: Myth, Art, War

Ancient Greece: Myth, Art, War

Professor Chris Mackie and Dr Gillian Shepherd

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In this subject students are introduced to the diversity of the ancient Greek achievement, which has exercised a fundamental and continuing influence upon later European literature and culture. The subject commences with a detailed treatment of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan war. This is one of the dominant myths in the Greek tradition and is narrated in some detail in epic poetry, in drama, and in art and architecture. We explore how m...Read More
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The Acropolis Programme

11 Jun 2013 | 51 mins 15 secs

The Acropolis Progra...

11 Jun 2013 | 51 mins 15 secs

Art, Myth and Marathon

31 May 2013 | 48 mins 12 secs

Art, Myth and Marath...

31 May 2013 | 48 mins 12 secs

Myth, Art, War and Greek ...

31 May 2013 | 48 mins 27 secs

Myth, Art, War and G...

31 May 2013 | 48 mins 27 secs

The Trojan War in Greek A...

31 May 2013 | 53 mins 05 secs

The Trojan War in Gr...

31 May 2013 | 53 mins 05 secs

Vase Painting in Classica...

31 May 2013 | 43 mins 03 secs

Vase Painting in Cla...

31 May 2013 | 43 mins 03 secs

Euripides’ Trojan Women

17 May 2013 | 46 mins 39 secs

Euripides’ Trojan Wo...

17 May 2013 | 46 mins 39 secs

Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

16 May 2013 | 47 mins 35 secs

Aristophanes’ Lysist...

16 May 2013 | 47 mins 35 secs

Aristophanes’ Lysistrata ...

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Aristophanes’ Lysist...

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Sophocles’ Ajax

16 May 2013 | 48 mins 37 secs

Sophocles’ Ajax

16 May 2013 | 48 mins 37 secs

Euripides’ Iphigenia in A...

16 May 2013 | 49 mins 22 secs

Euripides’ Iphigenia...

16 May 2013 | 49 mins 22 secs

Drama and Society

07 May 2013 | 49 mins 16 secs

Drama and Society

07 May 2013 | 49 mins 16 secs

The Peloponnesian War

06 May 2013 | 51 mins 30 secs

The Peloponnesian Wa...

06 May 2013 | 51 mins 30 secs

Athens in the 5th Century...

29 Apr 2013 | 54 mins 55 secs

Athens in the 5th Ce...

29 Apr 2013 | 54 mins 55 secs

Greece at War: The Persia...

18 Apr 2013 | 49 mins 30 secs

Greece at War: The P...

18 Apr 2013 | 49 mins 30 secs

Solon to Peisistratos: At...

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Solon to Peisistrato...

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