A Level Classical Civilisation
Entry Requirement: GCSE English grade A-C
There is NO language requirement for this course.
How did the remarkable Lysistrata use sex to persuade the Athenians and the Spartans to stop fighting?
These are just two of the plays studied and enjoyed in Classical Civilisation AS and A2, ranging from the unbearably tragic to the toe curlingly obscene and hilarious.
Added to this, you will rediscover – or discover for the first time – the legend of the Trojan Horse and the fall of Troy, and then follow Odysseus on his way back to Ithaca while encountering mythical monsters, immoral gods and larger than life heroes. You will also trace the gruelling journey of Rome’s legendary founder, Aeneas, as he leaves the ruins of Troy to battle against jealous goddesses and break poor Queen Dido’s heart.
Moral dilemmas will be explored through the eyes of the ancients, giving a unique perspective on issues still tussled with today and providing a useful introduction to philosophy and psychology.
Plenty of theatre trips and study days are vital and fascinating elements of the Classical Civilisation package.