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Faculty of Classics

Oxford has the largest Classics department in the world, with unparalleled teaching, library and museum resources and a range of extracurricular activities, including performances of Greek plays and various societies.

Series associated with Faculty of Classics

Ancient History HT2015: Digital Classics
Faculty of Classics
Medea, a performance history: APGRD eBooks
Regional Classics
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD Podcast
Reimagining Ancient Greece and Rome: APGRD public lectures
The Beazley Archive - Classical Art Research Centre
What is Tragedy?
What is Translation?
# Episode Title Description People Date
101 Creative Commons Is there ever a Faithful Translation? Second part of the What is Translation podcast series. In this part, the question of whether there can be a faithful translation; does the act of translating a text change the meaning of the original is discussed. Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick 27 Jul 2010
102 Creative Commons Is there a Core to Translation? First part of the What is Translation podcast series looking at translation of classical texts. In this part, the question of whether there is a core to translation; is there a central guiding idea to translation is discussed. Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick 27 Jul 2010
103 Creative Commons Treasures of Oxford - Athenian Wine Drinking Cup Sir John Boardman talks about a wine drinking cup made in Ancient Athens; he also talks about what we can learn from it about Ancient Greek culture and the kind of lifestyle the Greeks had. John Boardman 11 Mar 2010
104 Creative Commons Introduction to Art of the Ancient World Donna Kurtz and Sir John Boardman talk about Sir John's life, his career and experiences as a classical scholar and also the relationship works of art from different cultures around the ancient world have with one another. John Boardman, Donna Kurtz 11 Mar 2010
105 Creative Commons Research in Classical Archaeology Discussion between Sir John Boardman and Donna Kurtz on the subject of being classical archaeology researchers and academics and some of the challenges and opportunities they face. John Boardman, Donna Kurtz 11 Mar 2010
106 Creative Commons Is Tragedy still Alive? Discussion on whether tragedy still exists in modern culture, whether in films, modern theatre or and other creative arts. Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010
107 Creative Commons Does Tragedy Teach? Third dialogue on the nature of tragedy where they talk about whether tragic theatre teaches people, and if it does, how and what does it teach? Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010
108 Creative Commons What does Tragedy do for People? A discussion of what the use of tragedy is, and whether the emotional experience of tragic theatre is simply a passing thrill or a vital part of life. Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010
109 Creative Commons Defining Tragedy First dialogue between Oliver Taplin and Joshua Billings on tragedy: they discuss what 'tragedy' means, from its origins in Greek culture to philosophical notions of what tragedy and tragic drama are. Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings 01 Mar 2010
110 Creative Commons Adapting Greek Tragedy Fiona Macintosh talks with distinguished playwright Frank McGuinness about his work in adapting Greek tragedies for modern theatre, particularly Antigone and The Medea. Fiona Macintosh, Frank McGuinness 28 Jan 2010
111 Reception of Classical Literature in the 20th Century Dr Fiona Macintosh gives a lecture on the classical literature and its reception in the 20th Century. In particular, the Odyssey, the Medea and Oedipus Rex. Part of the OxBridge Classics Conference for Schools. Fiona Macintosh 22 Apr 2009
112 Roman Comedy: A funny thing happened... Peter Brown gives his lecture on Roman Comedy. Part of the OxBridge Classics Conference for Schools lecture series. Peter Brown 22 Apr 2009
113 Oliver Taplin on Classics Professor Oliver Taplin, an authority on classics and the performance of ancient drama, talks about the subject and his research. Oliver Taplin, Oliver Lewis 22 Apr 2009