Edith Hall

Aristotle is so synonymous with learning that he has been known simply as ‘the Mind’, ‘the Reader’ and ‘the Philosopher’. Admired by both Darwin and Marx, Edith Hall explores his life and legacy.

From sausage-sellers to suffragettes, questioning and puncturing our political leaders through satire has been essential for democracy ever since comedy was born in Ancient Greece, argues Edith Hall.

Did the ancient Romans make any scientific discoveries? Or did they just recycle and elaborate the discoveries of their Greek predecessors,...

In the film Life of Brian, the Monty Python team expressed what was in 1979 the prevailing view of Roman imperialism, held by generations...

She also illuminates how Pompeii, since its rediscovery in the eighteenth century, has constituted a vital presence in the imaginative life of...

E. Hall looks at the methods used in ancient Greece to court public opinion in the light of the modern media and messages of democratic politics today.