Classical Civilisation

Entry Requirements:

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including a 5 in English.

Why Should You Take This Course?

The literary and artistic achievements of Greece and Rome form the basis of this course, which seeks to acquaint students with the cultural heritage of the classical world.

Course content
Year 1: ‘The World of the Hero’ focused on Homer’s Iliad and Virgil’s Aeneid. These epic poems, with their unique composition and exciting tales of gods and heroes, will be explored. Homer’s tale of the Greek and Trojan heroes in the siege of Troy examine the role of the Gods in the conflict and their impact on the humans.
‘The Greek Theatre’ will explore Greek theatre and the origins and development of Greek tragedy through the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Literary technique, structure, and conventions will be reviewed as well as the nature of comedy and the social, political, and religious themes that pervaded the Greek theatre.
Year 2: ‘The World of the Hero’ will focus on the Aeneid, providing students with the opportunity to examine the Roman answer to Homer’s masterpiece with Virgil’s cast of characters.
‘Love and Relationships’ will provide students with the ability to study ancient Greek and Roman ideas about love and relationships, and in doing so, recognise and relate to the passions, frustrations and delights of love in the ancient world. Students will explore a range of ancient literature including works by the philosopher Seneca and the poetry of Sappho.

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through external exams.

Are there any special expenses?
Students will be advised which texts they will need to purchase for the course.  

What could I do next?
Classical Civilisations is a respected degree subject in Higher Education and can lead to a variety of careers, including archaeology, museum curator, journalism,
and the Civil Service.

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