Classical Civilisation involves the study of ancient Greece and Rome in its broadest sense, looking at the history, politics, philosophy and literature that became the foundation of Western Civilisation from the Ancient Greeks through to our own day. It is about where we come from and who we are and is the basis of our ideas of law, constitution, myth, poetry and theatre, indeed of all our philosophical reflection.
We focus on the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans (in English translation) and the course will equip you with the critical and conceptual tools to examine these texts and engage with the ideas they contain and their relevance for our culture.
Classical Civilisation A Level combines well with subjects such as Archaeology, Psychology, English and History, or even as an alternative humanity for those doing Science/Maths. At university you could choose to look at Language, History or Philosophy.
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Here are some of the topic areas we cover:
- The development of Democracy in Athens in the 5th and 6th centuries
- Literature of the era: Homer’s Iliad, Virgil's Aeneid, Sophocles: Oedipus and Antigone, Euripides: Medea.
- Roman history and Epic including reading The Aeneid
Watch the video of Molly talking about Classicial Civilisation and view Zoe talking here.