Podcast |In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg: Plato’s Symposium

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IOT: Plato’s Symposium 02 Jan 14

Podcast | In Our Time With Melvyn Bragg: Pliny the Younger 12 Dec 13

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IOT: Pliny the Younger 12 Dec 13

Per Lineam Valli | Podcastellum 3: Romano-British Sculpture on the Wall

An interesting podcast … here’s an excerpted description:

This podcastellum consists entirely of an interview with Dr Jon Coulston of the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews (which is in Scotland, lest you forget). If you can hear your way past the rumble of the bus and the chatter of the ROMEC conference participants on their day out, this podcast will bring you insights into the production and use of Romano-British sculpture along Hadrian’s Wall along with a whole range of fascinating details about who did the carving, for whom, and with what.

Podcast: In Our Time | The Amazons

The Amazons

Here’s the tease for this one:

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Amazons, a tribe of formidable female warriors first described in Greek literature. They appear in the Homeric epics and were described by Herodotus, and featured prominently in the decoration of Greek vases and public buildings. In later centuries, particularly in the Renaissance, the Amazons became a popular theme of literature and art. After the discovery of the New World, the largest river in South America was named the Amazon, since the warlike tribes inhabiting the river’s margins reminded Spanish pioneers of the warriors of classical myth.


Paul Cartledge
A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University

Chiara Franceschini
Teaching Fellow at University College London and an Academic Assistant at the Warburg Institute

Caroline Vout
University Senior Lecturer in Classics and Fellow and Director of Studies at Christ’s College, Cambridge.

Podcast: De Re Publica Romana et Re Publica Americana: Some Surprising Discoveries

This looks interesting:

Dr. Dwight Castro, Westminster professor of classics, presented “De Re Publica Romana et Re Publica Americana: Some Surprising Discoveries” at the Faires Faculty Forum on Oct. 10.

The Founders of the American Republic looked to the ancient Roman Republic as an inspiration, and sometimes as a model, when designing and “selling” the form of government embodied in the U.S. Constitution. In developing a document of Latin terminology for a recent presentation at “Septimana Californiana” (“California Week”), Castro discovered how the realities of modern American government necessitated an exploration of periods of Roman history, other than just the Republic, in order to describe the three branches of the U.S. government.

… links to the podcast in various forms at the original article …