Department of Greek & Latin


School Talks

We offer a wide range of free taster talks for schools, which can be in person or online, depending on the timing and location

Leptis Magna theatre

Our talks are fully accessible for those interested in the ancient world, and do not require any prior knowledge.

The talks are given by experts in the field from the Department of Greek & Latin.

Take a look at the list of talks and speakers below, and get in touch to book your talk:

Ancient philosophy

Talk TitleSpeaker
Plato's expulsion of poets from the cityDr. Peter Agócs

Greek literature

Talk TitleSpeaker
Greek tragedyDr. Peter Agócs
Greek lyricDr. Peter Agócs
Homer and popular mediaDr. Antony Makrinos
Introduction to HomerDr. Antony Makrinos
Homer in cinemaDr. Antony Makrinos
Heroism in HomerDr. Antony Makrinos
The gods in the Iliad and the OdysseyDr. Antony Makrinos
Modern reception of HomerDr. Antony Makrinos
Greek travel narrative and experiences of AsiaDr. Rosie Harman
Love and war: Paris in Troy (Iliad, Book 3)Prof. Phiroze Vasunia
Euripides, Bacchae: an interpretation

Prof. Phiroze Vasunia

Latin literature

Talk TitleSpeaker
Roman dramaProf. Gesine Manuwald

Prof. Gesine Manuwald

Latin literature in 17th-century EnglandDr. Victoria Moul


Talk TitleSpeaker 
Where does the Roman alphabet come from?Prof. Stephen Colvin 
English and Indo-European (or Latin and Indo-European)Prof. Stephen Colvin 
The decipherment of Linear BProf. Stephen Colvin 

Ancient Middle East

Talk TitleSpeaker 
Antolian Hieroglyphs and their deciphermentDr. Mark Weeden 
The Epic of Gilgamesh on life and deathDr. Mark Weeden 
Hittites: Empire of mountainsDr. Mark Weeden