Athens: History and Politics
Athens Curriculum Links
Ancient History A Level and GCSE
Dr Carol Atack explores the problem of knowledge and decision making in Athenian Democracy, using the Sicilian Expedition and Alcibiades as examples.
Dr Daniel Unruh discusses a decree from the city of Athens regarding the punishment of tyrants.
Watch this snippet of Dr James Warren’s lecture on Xenophon’s defence of Socrates.
Rome: History and Politics
How Can you use the Videos in this section?
The snippets of Dr Gildenhard’s lectures are incredibly useful when discussing using primary sources and historical evidence. The videos are relevant to multiple modules in A Level Ancient History such as The Julio-Claudian Emperors, where Tacitus is an indicated source for the reign of Emperor Nero, and Ruling Roman Britain, and the Flavians where the Histories and the Annals are indicated by OCR as literary evidence All of which use Tacitus as a source.
In this 30 minute video Professor Mary Beard discusses what the origin story of Rome meant for the Romans.
In these two videos, which were recorded during an undergraduate lecture, Dr Ingo Gildenhard discusses Tacitus, consuls, Empire vs Republic, annals and the republican way of thinking about history.
Dr Ingo Gildenhard end faculty students discuss power players in Rome.