The worlds of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece may be long distant in terms of time, but the influence of their culture, their civilisations, their philosophy, their learning and above all their language and literature is still pervasive and relevant today.
Classical Civilisation is a wide-ranging course that offers the opportunity to focus on some of these aspects. The classic literature of both Rome and Greece is a central part of the course, studied in translation and not in the original language – there is no expectation that students should be fluent in either Latin or Greek. The skills developed by the study of Classical Civilisation are eminently transferrable: the subject has obvious links to English Literature, History and Religious Studies, and will both complement and enhance programmes of study including these subjects.
Teaching is offered by a specialist Classics teacher with a strong track record of success.