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Classics in discussion

Peter Pormann explores the world of classical Greece, Rome and beyond.

The Golden Age of Islam - Dr Peter E Pormann

16:39 Mon 09 May 2011

Dr Peter Pormann -Dept of Classics and Professor Ahmed Etman explore the transfer of knowledge between the different shores of the Mediterranean. حركة الترجمة في العصر الذهبي للإسلام أ. د. أحمد عتمان يناقش نقل المعرفة بين ضفتي البحر الأبيض المتوسط

Ancient, Classics, History

Drinking Parties in Ancient Greece

12:28 Wed 01 Sep 2010

James Davidson and David Fearn discuss ancient Greek bards and their booze.

Ancient, History

Roman Elegy: Pain is so Close to Pleasure

16:02 Tue 01 Jun 2010

Ian Fielding discusses elegiac poetry about passion, pain, and pleasure.

Classics, History, Poetry

Renaissance Thought: the Lost Continent between Logic and the Occult

10:28 Mon 25 Jan 2010

Peter Mack and Maude Vanhalen discuss one of the most vibrant periods in human history, the European Renaissance. One of those periods in history when everything seemed possible.

Classics, History, Philosophy, Society

Medicine and Classicism in a Comparative Perspective

14:39 Wed 04 Nov 2009

David Arnold and Peter E Pormann discuss the idea of the classic in medicine.


Sex in the Ancient World

16:56 Wed 21 Oct 2009

Sexuality, sex and gender are firmly part of academic discourses in the humanities. Classics has a lot to contribute, as many things sexual originate in Graeco-Roman antiquity. James Davidson and Dan Orrells discusses the nature and impact of Greek love.


The first emperor and the queen of inscriptions: Augustus in his own words

11:51 Tue 06 Oct 2009

Alison Cooley, of Warwick's Classics department, discusses Augustus' account of his long reign.


Graeco-Arabic Studies

10:51 Mon 28 Sep 2009

Bink Hallum and Uwe Vagelpohl discuss the formation of the Islamic civilisation through translation. Why were nearly all available Greek texts translated into Arabic? How did these lay the foundation for much of Muslim civilisation? Who produced them?


Epic Poetry: from Homer to Virgil

09:52 Tue 26 May 2009

David Fearn and Andrew Laird of Warwick's Classics department discuss the vagaries of epic poetry.



09:25 Wed 25 Mar 2009

Kevin Butcher and Stan Ireland of Warwick's Classics department discuss the fascinating story of money in the classical world.