Updated 1st May 2021 13:30

Classics Abroad 2021 Online and in Florence


This list is by no means compulsory, but provides suggestions that might help you explore ideas, themes and texts that will be mentioned during the week.


You may want to choose one, or delve into a few that take your interest. There are a number of modern, high-quality translations of classical texts by A. Kline available on

We will update this list if necessary in the lead up to the course.


  • Boccaccio, On Famous Women

  • Botticelli, The Birth of Venus and Primavera

  • Catullus, Poems

  • Dante, The Divine Comedy

  • Euripides, The Cyclops

  • De Pizan, Book of the City of Ladies

  • Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes

  • Lauryn Hill, Forgive Them Father (song)

  • Lucretius, On the Nature of Things

  • Nogarola, Dialogue on Eve and Adam

  • Ovid, Metamorphoses

  • Petrarch, Il Canzoniere

  • Virgil, The Aeneid

  • Vulgate Bible, Genesis 1 and 2

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