Five great blogs and Instagram accounts for Classicists
Summer got you missing Classics? Or perhaps you just want to keep on top of your ancient history knowledge before term starts. Whatever the case may be, I’ve compiled my five favourite Classics and Ancient History blogs so that you can keep enjoying the ancient world in between years of study.
- Erica Stevenson
Erica has fast become one of my favourite Classics personalities on the web. Her Instagram account @ericasteves_ is full of amazingly creative makeup that is based on characters from the Greek myths. Erica also posts great book recommendations, and her other account (@moaninc) is a great way to learn Classics in a fun and accessible way.
2. Bitesized ancient history
Created by Warwick Classics grad Kelsi Russell, @bitesized_ancient_history is a great resource for Classics knowledge, as well as study tips and advice for Classics students. Kelsi also makes really helpful YouTube videos, and even has a TikTok. Plus, there are often guest blog pieces by other Classics students, many of whom are also Warwick grads.
3. Classics for Plebs
@classicsforplebs is a really great account that aims to make Classics available ‘for the masses’. I’ve really been enjoying their Instagram stories, where they have been reading Cicero’s Letters to Atticus in a way that really brings alive the drama and gossip.
4. Material Musings
Another blog born from Warwick Classics department, Material Musings features monthly posts about material culture from the ancient world. These posts are really informative, and show wonderful aspects of the ancient world that we don’t always get to see.
5. Coins at Warwick
Run by Clare Rowan and featuring blogs written by a variety of Classicists (including Warwick students), Coins at Warwick has monthly posts about coins of the ancient world. These posts are great for anyone with an interest in numismatics, but are also excellent resources for wider Classics reading.
I hope you enjoy these blogs and resources. They are all brilliant ways to connect with Classics over the summer in a way that isn’t mentally taxing. Do you have any favourite Classics resources? If you do, please do post them in the comments below!