Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Roman empress Agrippina the Younger.
Only humans know they will die. Catharine Edwards on the Stoic philosopher Seneca
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Flavius Josephus, author of The Jewish War.
Matthew Parris and his guest Natalie Haynes encounter the Latin poet Juvenal.
Melvyn Bragg explores the enduring appeal of the Roman poet Ovid’s work Metamorphoses.
Fiona Shaw reads from Ann Wroe's biography of Pontius Pilate.
Fiona Shaw reads from Ann Wroe's biography, exploring representations of Pilate in art
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Roman letter-writer Pliny the Younger.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Ptolemy and ancient astronomy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the works, life and times of Seneca the Younger.
An extract from the radio play The Last Hours of Pontius Pilate by Ian Taylor
Ptolomy wrote 13 volumes listing over 1000 stars and 48 constellations around AD 150.