Re-watching allows us to change and to recognise growth within ourselves
Engrained in the very notion of ‘popular culture’ is an implication that it is a base derivative of ‘high culture’ – but does this opinion remain...
Imagine for a moment that you’re standing in Ancient Greece. Theatres, temples, and statues, which survive to us only as ruins, stand intact all around you, white marble gleaming in the Mediterranean sun.
Picture a circle of people holding hands, dancing around. Nothing particularly remarkable about that, right? Now imagine half of them as skeletons.
Fry has enough charisma and charm to match any of the Olympian characters in his tales, but could he hold the audience’s attention for such a mythological marathon as this?
James Rampton speaks to one of the nation's favourite story tellers about the upcoming production of his book 'Mythos'
The enticing title doesn’t do justice, however, to the breadth of the collection: 400 objects from around the Roman world and beyond, covering centuries, showcasing the Romans’ relationship to food and drink.
Fewer than 25% of Oxford classicists attended UK state schools.
Can Greek tragedies be staged for a modern audience?
Dickens is the perfect post-Christmas antidote to anyone exhausted by the festive season
Mary Beard discusses the Classics, political-polarisation, and access with Barney Pite
Katie Sayer's anticipation of Oriel Classics Society's interpretation of a bizarre Greek comedy turns out to be a tragedy
Simon Schama, Mary Beard, and David Olusoga; the terrible trio chosen to update the BBC relic Civilisations have fallen foul of all the usual potholes. Tasked with modernisation they haven't quite pulled it off.