Get ahead with your A-Levels

5 July 2017 - 10:00am

An Introduction to Studying the Ancient World in Yr 13/Upper 6th for students of Class. Civ., Greek, and Latin. more…

A study day aimed at those who have just finished AS-Levels and are beginning work on A2-Level Classical Civilization, Greek, or Latin. The day will consist of lectures, given by experts who teach and study at the University of Cambridge, which will introduce you to the A2 topics and the A2 set texts (and in particular their historical and cultural context) that you will be studying. There will also be an opportunity to take a guided tour of our famous collection of casts of ancient sculpture, to visit one of the Cambridge Colleges, to find out more about making a successful application to University, and - for those who have not yet studied one of the ancient languages - to participate in a taster session in Latin or Greek.

Stay over in Cambridge on Wednesday night to attend the University Open Days the next day.

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(Please note that our booking system does not send out confirmation emails. Once you have completed a booking form your places are confirmed. You will then receive further information nearer the date of the event. If you have any problems or queries about booking please email schools.liaison@classics.cam.ac.uk)

Programme for 2017

10.00 – 10.30: Registration
Participants are welcome to come to any lecture or tour that interests them. However, the sessions will be of particular relevance to those studying the subjects listed beneath the titles of the options.

 10.30 – 11.20: Session 1:

Option 1: Latin Love Elegy
Dan Jolowicz 
OCR Latin: Ovid Amores, Propertius, Tibullus
AQA Class Civ: Women in Athens and Rome

Option 2: Aristophanes
Fran Middleton 
OCR Greek: Aristophanes Acharnians
OCR Class. Civ: Comic Drama in the Ancient World

AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Democracy
AQA Class. Civ: Aristophanes and Athens
OCR Ancient History: Greek History: conflict and culture

Option 3: Cicero
Stephen Oakley
OCR Latin: Cicero, Pro Milone
AQA Class. Civ: The Life and Times of Cicero

OCR Ancient History: Roman History: the use and abuse of power

Option 4: Art and Architecture in the Greek World
Carrie Vout 
OCR Class. Civ: Art and Architecture in the Greek World
AQA Class. Civ: Greek Architecture and Sculpture
AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Vase Painting
OCR Ancient History: Greek History: conflict and culture

11.30 – 12.20: Session 2:

Option 1: Seneca
Siobhan Chomse 
OCR Latin: Seneca, Letters
OCR Ancient History: Roman History: the use and abuse of power

Option 2: Sophocles
Rebecca Lammle
OCR Greek: Sophocles Antigone
AQA Class. Civ: Greek Tragedy

AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Democracy
OCR Ancient History: Greek History: conflict and culture 

Option 3: Roman Britain
Charles Manklow
OCR Class. Civ: Roman Britain: life in the outpost of the Empire
OCR Ancient History: Roman History: the use and abuse of power

Option 4: The Persian Wars
Franco Basso 
AQA Class. Civ: The Persian Wars
OCR Ancient History: Greek History: conflict and culture
AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Imperialism
AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Democracy

12.20 – 14.00: Packed Lunch & College Tours, inclusive of ‘Applying to Cambridge’ Q & A (optional). The Museum of Classical Archaeology* on the Sidgwick Site will also be open for individual visits to the casts.

14.00 – 14.50: Session 3:

Option 1: Tacitus
Ingo Gildenhard 
OCR Latin: Tacitus, Annals
AQA Class. Civ: Tiberius and Claudius

OCR Ancient History: Roman History: the use and abuse of power

Option 2: The Odyssey
Emily Kneebone 
OCR Greek: Homer Odyssey 
AQA Class. Civ: Homer Odyssey

Option 3: Ovid’s Heroides
Rebecca Lees
OCR Latin: Ovid Heroides
AQA Class. Civ: Women in Athens and Rome

Option 4: The Museum of Classical Archaeology*

15.00 – 15.50: Session 4:

Option 1: Virgil’s Aeneid
Talitha Kearey
OCR Latin: Virgil Aeneid
AQA Class. Civ: Augustus and the Foundation of the Principate

AQA Class. Civ: Roman Epic
OCR Ancient History: Roman History: the use and abuse of power

Option 2: Thucydides
Robin Osborne 
OCR Greek: Thucydides
OCR Ancient History: Greek History: conflict and culture
AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Democracy
AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Imperialism

Option 3: Philosophy and Athens
James Warren 
OCR Greek: Plato Apology,  Xenophon Memorabilia
AQA Class. Civ: Socrates and Athens

OCR Ancient History: Greek History: conflict and culture
AQA Class. Civ: Athenian Democracy

Option 4: Homer and the Mycenaens
Pippa Steele
AQA Class. Civ: Homer Iliad
AQA Class. Civ: Mycenaean Civilisation

* The Museum of Classical Archaeology is home to more than 450 casts of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. But why do we have a collection of copies or ‘fakes’? Join us at 2pm for a guided tour of the casts and their history, ancient and modern.