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Classics

Classics

Pupils will learn what life was like in Classical Greece and Rome through studying the lives of the people who lived at that time. The course is divided into two sections: a thematic study and a literature and culture module. In the thematic study pupils will read classical myths and study physical sources to develop an understanding of religion in both the Greek and Roman world. They will cover topics including Olympian gods, Hercules, The Underworld and how gods were honoured. In the literature and culture module pupils will develop an understanding of what city life was really like in Rome through studying what contemporary Romans had written. By reading the literature (in translation) of the Romans and Greeks pupils will see how similar (and how different) the Greeks and Romans are to us. Pupils will develop evaluative skills as they respond to the details drawn from the
ancient sources.