Stephen P Kershaw
Steve Kershaw has taught for the department since 1998. He has been fascinated by the culture of the Greek Bronze Age ever since he first encountered the works of Homer.
A course designed for students with an advanced level of facility in Latin who wish to read and enjoy authentic texts (Terence's 'The Brothers' and Ovid's 'Metamorphoses') in the original language.
Ten weeks reading Sophokles and Homer in the original ancient Greek, for students wanting to explore some great literature in a light-hearted yet academically rigorous way. Some previous knowledge is necessary (such as rusty O or A level, or degree).
An exploration of the achievements of the artists and architects of Ancient Rome.
What are Greek myths? Who told them and why? How can we interpret them? Why are they still so powerful? How much history do they contain? This course will explore these fascinating tales from the past and attempt to make sense of them.
The Minoans and Mycenaeans left us with the intriguing Greek Bronze Age sites of Knossos, Mycenae, Pylos and Akrotiri. Excavation of these sites turned archaeologists into superstars, as stunning architecture, sculpture, and weaponry were revealed.