In this month's episode we talk to Professor David Langslow about the origins of language, in particular of Indo-European languages. We discuss their development, the diversification and also the role which Latin has played and continues to play in the modern world.
In the fourth episode of Discovering the Ancient World, Dr Jenny Bryan discusses the ways in which ancient Greek philosophers engaged with - and critiqued - the concept of morality in The Illiad and The Odyssey.
In the third episode of Discovering the Ancient World Classicist Dr Antonia Sarri discusses the ways in which written communication developed in the Graeco-Roman world, and the information about society and behaviour modern scholars can infer from these ancient letters.
In the second episode of Discovering the Ancient World, archaeologist Dr Nicholas Overton discusses the dramatic climate changes which occurred during the Mesolithic Period and the ways in which the perspectives of traditional hunter-gatherer societies can provide us with a different way of viewing our relationship with the environment.
In this inaugural episode of Discovering the Ancient World, Egyptologist Dr Joyce Tyldesley discusses the circumstances which led to the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 and the persistent rumors of a curse claiming the lives of those who dared enter the boy-king's tomb.
Welcome to Discovering the Ancient World, a podcast hosted at the Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology at the University of Manchester. Please join us as we explore the most fascinating aspects of the ancient world; from British bog bodies, to Egyptian Queens, from ancient Greek letters to Roman legionaries. *Watch out for new episodes released on the third Thursday of every month!*