Prof. Susanna Braund (UBC) explores the ancient Greek myth that associates the Sirens with danger, and the reception of the myth by the outstanding contemporary Canadian poet Margaret Atwood. The fourth episode in our continuing Sources series.
Explore this fantastic visual update to the international “Rome Reborn” project (2.2), based at the University of Virginia and directed by Prof. Bernard Frischer.
“Socrates on Trial”
UBC Professor of Philosophy Andrew Irvine presents a dramatic adaptation and retelling of one of the most compelling, provocative events in ancient history - the trial and conviction of the Athenian philosopher Socrates (399 BCE) on charges of impiety and “corrupting the young”. Check out the trailer above, with more videos from Prof. Irvine’s production here and details about the project here.Source: youtube.com
Dr. Lisa Cooper introduces the intrepid English explorer Gertrude Bell, and discusses women in archaeology.
Prof. C. W. Marshall introduces a fragment of the great Athenian tragedian Sophocles, on the theme of love, almost 25 centuries old. Along the way, we meet the modern poet Anne Carson and explore Tom Stoppard’s “The Invention of Love”. Click below to view!
Introducing our new series of podcasts on the ancient Mediterranean world and its influence on modern life. Episode 1 kicks off the series with a trailer…