Writer, broadcaster and classics scholar Natalie Haynes (The Children of Jocasta) believes the classical world is relevant to modern life. Natalie, a former stand-up comedian, explains that modern comedy techniques come straight from ancients Aristophanes and Juvenal; sci-fi probably dates to the 2nd century; and the Greek myths play a major role in Harry Potter. Spanning areas including law, politics, religion, philosophy and culture, Natalie explores how the modern world makes more sense when refracted through the prism of the ancient world.

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