A Level Classical Civilisation
- Week 1: Monday 29 March – Friday 2 April
- Week 2: Monday 5 – Friday 9 April
- Week 3: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April
Length of Course
8 hour seminars or 4 hour seminars (where advertised)
9am to 6pm daily (or 9am – 1pm; 2pm – 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 the literature was written.
- Deploying evidence to assess topics comprehensively
- Use 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.
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