Explore your set-texts

28 September 2017 - 10:00am

Deepen your understanding of your Latin or Greek texts by coming to our Yr 12/Lower 6th study day. more…

The day consists of talks on the AS-Level Latin and Greek set texts given by experts who teach and study at the University of Cambridge. These will help you understand these works in greater depth and show you how what you study fits into the broader context of the ancient world. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided tour of our famous cast gallery of classical sculpture, to visit one of the Colleges of the University, to participate in a “Greek for beginners” taster session, and to find out more about studying at Cambridge and applying successfully to University. The final programme for this year can now be viewed below.

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Programme for 2017

10.00 – 10.20: Registration and Refreshments (Faculty of Law Foyer)

10.20 – 10.30: Welcome (Dr Fran Middleton, LG19)

10:30 - 11:20: Latin verse, with a choice between:

  • Homer Odyssey (Prof. Richard Hunter, LG19)
  • Ovid, Propertius and Tibullus (Dr Rosanna Omitowoju, LG17)

11:30 - 12:20: Greek verse or Greek for Latinists, with a choice between

  • Virgil’s Aeneid (Ludovico Pontiggia, LG19)
  • Sophocles Antigone (Dr Rebecca Lammle, LG18)
  • What did Greek mean for Latin? (Dr Rosanna Omitowoju, LG17)

12:30 - 14:00: Lunch

During lunch attendees of the study day are welcome to visit one or more of the nearby colleges, who will be expecting you.  The below are within ten minutes’ walk:

  • Selwyn Corpus Christi
  • Newnham (a women’s college) Peterhouse
  • Robinson King’s
  • Queens’ Clare
  • St Catherine’s Trinity Hall
  • Pembroke Gonville & Caius

Between 13:20-13:50 those interested may return to LG17, where Dr Fran Middleton will be hosting an informal Q&A session about Cambridge admissions.

14.00 – 14.50: Latin prose, with a choice between:

  • Cicero Pro Milone (Prof. Stephen Oakley, LG19)
  • Plato Apology (Mr Nick Denyer, LG18)
  • Discussion session on teaching Latin and Greek at A Level (Katharine Radice, from the Stephen Perse Foundation, LG17)

and for teachers

  • Discussion session on teaching Latin and Greek at A Level (Katharine Radice, from the Stephen Perse Foundation, LG17)

15:00 - 15:50: Greek prose or contextualising the study of literature, with a choice between

  • Thucydides Histories (Prof. Robin Osborne, LG 19)
  • Tacticus Annals (Henry Tang, LG18)
  • How do use secondary literature to study ancient texts? (Dr Fran Middleton, LG17)

16:00: End

The Museum of Classical Archaeology will be open throughout the day for those interested in seeing the Faculty’s collection, which includes many casts of famous ancient sculptures.

All sessions will otherwise take place in the Faculty of Law (located on the University of Cambridge Sidgwick Site).