A Level Classical Civilisation · OCR 

Dates Available
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

OCR H408

Length of Course
8 hour seminars or 4 hour seminars (where advertised)

9am to 6pm daily (or 9am to 1pm; 2pm to 6pm as required)

The course will consist of intensive coverage of the material set for the exam and suggestions on how to apply the material in well-argued essays and answers. Reference will also be made to background information regarding the social and cultural context in which Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy were performed.

Target areas

  • Deploying evidence to assess topics comprehensively
  • Use of of technical vocabulary in stylistic analysis

Please book each day separately to fit your requirements.

All texts are published by Penguin.

Component One   'World of the Hero'

Monday Roman Epic
Virgil: The Aeneid (translated by D. West, revised)


Tuesday Greek Epic
Homer: The Odyssey (translated by E.V. and D. Rieu, revised)


Wednesday Greek Epic
Homer: The Iliad (translated by E.V. Rieu, revised)

Component Two   'Culture and the Arts'

Thursday am
Imperial Image


Thursday pm
Greek theatre

Component Three 'Beliefs and Ideas'

Friday am
Politics of the late Republic


Friday pm
Greek Religion

Separate seminars may be arranged for Component 2: The Invention of the Barbarian and Greek Art and Component 3: Love and Relationships, Democracy and the Athenians