A Level Study Day

1 July 2020 - 10:00am
Classics A-level study day, July 1st 2020

Our Cambridge lecturers present a day of talks on A Level Classics subjects.

Join us for a fantastic day filled with lectures given by the experts who teach and study the ancient world at the University of Cambridge Classics Faculty. All lectures will help develop your wider reading and surrounding knowledge to what is laid out in the syllabus and help you get more out of your A Levels.

The talks and workshops are tailor-made for your A Level syllabus; be it Greek, Latin, Ancient History or Classical Civilisation. They will help you to understand your topics in greater depth and to see how what you study fits into the big picture of the ancient world. There’ll also be the opportunity to tour our fantastic collection of casts in the Faculty’s very own Museum of Classical Archaeology.

For reference here is last year’s timetable

10-10:30 Registration 
 
10.30-11.20: Session 1:
Option 1: Horace 
Prof. Emily Gowers
Latin: Horace, Satires; Horace, Odes
Ancient History: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BCAD 68 
 
Option 2: Homer and the World of the Hero
Prof. Tim Whitmarsh
Class. Civ: The World of the Hero (Odyssey; Iliad)
Greek: Homer, Iliad
 
 
Option 3: Art and Architecture in the Greek World
Dr Carrie Vout
Class Civ: Greek Religion; Greek Art
Ancient History: Relations between Greek states and between Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC; The Politics and Society of Sparta, 478–404 BC; The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC; The Rise of Macedon, 359–323 BC 
 
11.30 – 12.20: Session 2:
Option 1: Latin Love Elegy
Prof. Stephen Oakley
Latin: Ovid Amores II
Classical Civilisation: Love and Relationships
Ancient History: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BCAD 68 
 
Option 2: Acient Drama
Dr Rebecca Laemmle
Class. Civ.: Greek Theatre (Sophocles OT; Euripides Bacchae; Aristophanes Frogs).
Greek: Euripides Medea
 
Ancient History: The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC 
 
Option 3: Roman Britain
Dr Rebecca Flemming
Ancient History: Ruling Roman Britain, AD 43–c.128; The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC-AD 68 
 
14.00 – 14.50: Session 3:
Option 1: Tacitus
Mr Franco Basso
Latin: Tacitus, Histories 1
Ancient History: The Flavians, AD 68–96 
 
Option 2: Why the Persian Wars mattered
Prof. Robin Osborne
Greek: Herodotus, Book 7
Ancient History: Relations between Greek states and between Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC; The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC
Class. Civ: Invention of the Barbarian 
 
Option 3: Philosophy and Athens
Mr Nick Denyer
Greek: Plato, Phaedo
Class. Civ: Democracy and the Athenians
Ancient History: The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC 
 
15.00 – 15.50: Session 4: 
Option 1: Virgil’s Aeneid
Dr David Butterfield
Latin: Virgil, Aeneid
Class. Civ: The World of the Hero; Imperial ImageAncient History: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BCAD 68 
 
Option 2: Aristophanes and the Peloponnesian War
Dr Hannah Willey
Class. Civ: Greek Theatre (Aristophances Frogs); Democracy and the Athenians; Greek Religion
Greek: Aristophanes, Peace
Ancient History: Relations between Greek states and between Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC; The Politics and Society of Sparta, 478–404 BC; The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC 
 
Option 3: Cicero’ Philippics in context
Dr John Patterson
Latin: Cicero, Philippic II
Class. Civ. Politics of the Late Roman Republic
Ancient History: The Breakdown of the Late Republic, 88–31 BC

Unfortunately, we cannot offer onsite parking to attendees travelling by car. There are pay and display bays both on West Road and Sidgwick Avenue. The full address of the Faculty is: Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DA

 

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