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Classical Civilaisation at Merchant Taylors' Girls' School

Course description

The Greek and Romans played a vital part in the development of the language, thought and culture of modern Europe. Developing an understanding of the Ancient World will help you make sense of the modern one.

You will learn about; Greek art and architecture (vases, sculpture and buildings) both in their own social and political context and for their relevance today. You will be exposed to myths, heroes and villains, gods and mortals; how the hero Odysseus struggled to return home after the Trojan War and restore order to a community invaded by brigands; how the Athenian playwrights of the 5th Century BC challenged their audiences with intense stage plays, exploring powerful human emotions of jealousy, revenge, passion and lust, wrapped in dark actions (infidelity and murder). All topics are studied in English translation.

Entry requirements

No previous study of this subject is needed - although a Grade B in English Literature at GCSE is an advantage

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Merchant Taylors' Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years