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Welcome to the Bristol Classical Podcasts series. This is a series of podcasts in which members of the department of Classics and Ancient History - both academics and postgraduate students - discuss their ideas on different classical texts, focusing particularly on works that are currently being studied in schools and colleges.
Aristophanes' Birds (mp3, 20MB) - 22 minutes 30 seconds
Taking a break from the ongoing series on the Aeneid, Professor Neville Morely is joined by Helena Hoyle and Genevieve Liveley to discuss the recent University production of Aristophanes' Birds and the problem of staging ancient comedy.
Vergil's Aeneid: Book 7 (mp3, 18MB) - 18 minutes 26 seconds
The current series of Bristol Classical Podcasts is investigating Vergil's Aeneid, the Latin epic poem written in the first century BC about Aeneas and his travels after the fall of Troy to the site of Rome in Italy. Dr Ellen O'Gorman and Helena Hoyle discuss Aeneas' arrival in Italy and Vergil's portrayal of women. Please note, there are a few minor issues with the audio quality of this particular recording. We apologise for any distraction this may cause, and hope that it does not affect your enjoyment of the episode.
Vergil's Aeneid: Book 4 (mp3, 19MB) - 20 minutes 25 seconds
Dr Ika Willis and Alice Constable discuss the nature of the relationship between Dido and Aeneas.
Vergil's Aeneid: Book 1 (mp3, 21MB) - 21 minutes 59 seconds
Professor Duncan Kennedy and Juliana Holzhauer-Conti discuss the opening of the poem and its relation to Homer's epics.