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Come, See, Be Inspired: Experience Classics at Cambridge
A generous donation enables us to invite you to be part of a new initiative addressed to Schools in the maintained sector.
We are keen to bring students to Cambridge, for a 'taster day' to experience what studying the ancient Greek and Roman worlds at university level involves. This includes students who are not currently studying Classical Civilization, Ancient History, or the ancient languages, but are interested in the possibility of doing so.
Click here to download a flyer with further details.
Visiting the Faculty
If you're interested in visiting the Faculty with your school, please get in touch with Jennie Thornber to discuss individual needs. We are very happy to arrange a tour of the Faculty's Museum of Classical Archaeology, and to discuss the possibility of a talk with a Cambridge academic and a visit to one of the Colleges. Please contact Jennie at email@example.com or (01223) 767044. We look forward to hearing from you.
Open Days and Events
The Faculty participates in a number of activities for schools, such as Oxbridge Classics Open Days, University Open Days, Free Taster Days in Latin and Classics, AS and A Level Study Days, and College Open Days.
Please click here for details.
AS and A Level Set-Text Commentaries
If you are studying Latin in Years 12 and 13 and want to get some ‘university tuition’ on your set texts, check out the following commentaries on Cicero, Tacitus, and Virgil, using the links below. They are all published by Cambridge-based Open Book Publishers and available free to read online via their website and on Google Books:
- Cicero, Against Verres, 2.1.53–86. Latin Text with Introduction, Study Questions, Commentary and English Translation
- Tacitus, Annals, 15.20-23, 33-45. Latin Text, Study Aids with Vocabulary, and Commentary
- Virgil, Aeneid, 4.1–299. Latin Text, Study Questions, Commentary and Interpretative Essays
If you have comments or feedback that you would like to share with the authors, please email Ingo Gildenhard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several Cambridge colleges run essay competitions related to Classics, for students in year 12. Whether you are planning to apply to Cambridge or not, we encourage you to get involved. You can find further information here.
Cambridge is also the home of the Cambridge School Classics Project, which aims to make the classical world accessible to as many students as possible and offers superb resources and opportunities for anybody teaching classics in schools. For their website click here.
Of General Interest
Many Cambridge classicists write not only for fellow scholars but also for the general public. They are among the editors and frequent contributors to Omnibus, the journal produced twice a year by the Joint Association of Classical Teachers specially for sixth-formers. Every issue contains a dozen or so short articles on aspects of Classics, written by those who teach in universities. It costs only £3 and both the current number and back-numbers can be ordered via http://www.jact.org/omnibus/.
Other recent publications of general interest include:
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations (Profile Books) by Mary Beard
‘A provocative tour of what is happening now in classics – learned, trenchant and witty’
The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought (Wiley) by Michael Silk, Ingo Gildenhard, and Rosemary Barrow
‘An authoritative, coherent and wide-ranging guide to the afterlife of Greco-Roman antiquity in later Western cultures and a ground-breaking reinterpretation of large aspects of Western culture as a whole from a classical perspective’
Sex on Show: Seeing the Erotic in Greece and Rome (British Museum Press) by Caroline Vout
‘Beautifully illustrated throughout, this lively and thought-provoking book not only addresses theories of sexual practice and social history, it is also a visual history of what it meant and still means to stare sex in the face’