A2 Level Classical Civilisation · OCR (legacy)
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April
Length of Course
8 hour seminars
9am to 6pm
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. The options chosen are Virgil and the World of the Hero and Comic Drama in the Ancient World. Reference will also be made to background information regarding the social and cultural context in which Ancient Greek Epic and Tragedy were performed.
- Deploying evidence to assess topics comprehensively
- Use of of technical vocabulary in stylistic analysis
Please book each day separately to fit your requirements.
|Monday||Virgil and the World of the Hero|
|The Aeneid (D. West/Penguin) in comparison with|
|The Iliad (M. Hammond/Penguin)|
|Tuesday||Greek Comedy I;|
|Aristophanes: Lysistrata (D. Barrett, revised by S. Dutta/Penguin)|
|Aristophanes: Clouds (D. Barrett, revised by S. Dutta/Penguin)|
|Wednesday||Greek Comedy II;|
|Plautus: The Swaggering Soldier (N. Miller/Penguin)|
|Plautus: The Brother Menaechmus (D. Barrett, revised by S. Dutta/Penguin)|
|Thursday||Art and Architecture in the Greek World|
Roman Britain: life in the outpost of the Empire modules may be available on Thursday and Friday, subject to requirements and demand.
N.B. These seminars are not designed for students studying the AQA syllabus. Separate seminars may be arranged subject to demand.