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Exploring the classical world introduces texts by Homer, Horace, Juvenal and others, placing them in their social and political context and assessing their value as historical sources. Readings in the original Latin or Greek and in translation illustrate the metric structures used and the challenges of effectively recreating these works in modern English. The material is drawn from The Open University course A219 Exploring the classical world

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Exploring the classical world introduces texts by Homer, Horace, Juvenal and others, placing them in their social and political context and assessing their value as historical sources. Readings in the original Latin or Greek and in translation illustrate the metric structures used and the challenges of effectively recreating these works in modern English. The material is drawn from The Open University course A219 Exploring the classical world

    Exploring the classical world

    Exploring the classical world

    A brief introduction to this album.

    • 42 s
    Transcript -- Exploring the classical world

    Transcript -- Exploring the classical world

    A brief introduction to this album.

    Interpreting Homer

    Interpreting Homer

    Reading' classical texts and the differing philosophies of translation, with a dramatised example from the Lattimore translation of Homer's Odyssey.

    • 14 Min.
    Transcript -- Interpreting Homer

    Transcript -- Interpreting Homer

    Reading' classical texts and the differing philosophies of translation, with a dramatised example from the Lattimore translation of Homer's Odyssey.

    Homer's people

    Homer's people

    Metaphor, imagery, characterisation and the portrayal of strong emotion in Homer's Odyssey, with dramatised excerpts from book iv.

    • 10 Min.
    Transcript -- Homer's people

    Transcript -- Homer's people

    Metaphor, imagery, characterisation and the portrayal of strong emotion in Homer's Odyssey, with dramatised excerpts from book iv.

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