Ancient History

Dr Carol Atack explores the problem of knowledge and decision making in Athenian Democracy, using the Sicilian Expedition and Alcibiades as examples. 

Rome Curriculum Links

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 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.