In the current health crisis, Classics colleagues all over the world are being asked to rapidly switch to online teaching. There is already a great deal of help out there, and we don’t want to replicate that, but the following is a list of resources that the Open University and FutureLearn has that might be useful to you. NB: some of the Classical material is pretty old – we’re hoping it still has paedagogical value nonetheless; this list was put together in a hurry so please excuse any formatting errors.
General guidance and help with distance learning:
Online Classical resources you can use in your teaching:
Introducing Ancient Greek: short unit on the alphabet, pronunciation, using letters to form words and using words to form simple sentences.
Greek Vocabulary Tester: OU/Eton collaboration based on Reading Greek
Reading Classical Greek: interactive quizzes based on Reading Greek
Introducing Classical Latin: short unit on basic vocabulary, basic principles of Latin word order and sentence structure
Interactive Latin: quiz on Latin noun, verb and adjective endings
The development of the Latin language: discussion of how Latin developed into modern Romance languages
Greek Theatre: podcast
Acropolis and Parthenon: podcast
Power and People in Ancient Rome (a study of the arena, baths etc.): podcast
Exploring the classical world through the texts of Homer, Catullus, Horace, and Juvenal: podcast
Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World: short course
The Graeco-Roman city of Paestum: podcast
The Library of Alexandria: short online course with usable material
The Body in Antiquity: short online course with usable material
CLASSICS CONFIDENTIAL: 150 free videos of interviews with leading scholars on a variety of Classics topics
(including Greek drama, ancient food, medicine and dress, reception of ancient myth and literature, Roman Egypt, Greek democracy, ancient philosophy, Winckelmann, Greek vases, Sparta, Pompeii, gardens and lots more!)
Audio discussions on Ancient Religion on the Baron Thyssen Centre webpage
material on the reception of Greek drama and poetry, mainly in English, from c. 1970 to 2005; searchable database of performances of Greek plays, with comments on staging, translations, adaptations; critical essays focusing on the use of modern sources and a selection of project publications.