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A Level Study Day

Our Cambridge professors present a day of lectures on A Level Classics subjects.
Join us in Cambridge 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. You can pick which lectures you want to attend from the option list - which will be made available closer to the event (please see below for last year’s programme.) 

Example A-level study day 2018 timetable

10-10.30 Registration 

10.30-11.20 Session 1

Option 1: Tacitus, Dr Ingo Gildenhard Latin: Tacitus, Annals 1, Ancient History: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BCAD 68

Option 2: Political Violence in Rome and Cicero’s Pro Milone, Dr John Patterson Latin: Cicero, Pro Milone, Class. Civ: Politics of the Late Roman Republic, Ancient History: The Breakdown of the Late Republic, 88–31 BC

Option 3: Art and Architecture in the Greek World, Dr Carrie Vout Class. Civ.: Greek Religion and 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

Option 4: Thucydides, Dr Manuela Dal Borgo Greek: Thucydides, Class. Civ: Democracy and the Athenians, Ancient History: The Politics and Society of Sparta, 478–404 BC; The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC

11.30 – 12.20 Session 2:

Option 1: Ovid’s Heroides, Dr David Butterfield Latin: Ovid, Heroides, Class. Civ: Love and Relationships

Option 2: Seneca, Prof Emily Gowers Latin: Seneca, Letters, Ancient History: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BCAD 68

Option 3: Why the Persian Wars mattered, Prof Robin Osborne 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 4: Aristophanes, Prof Richard Hunter Greek: Aristophanes Acharnians, Class. Civ: Greek Theatre; Democracy and the Athenians, Ancient History: The Politics and Culture of Athens

Lunchtime 12.20-14.00

14.00 – 14.50 Session 3:

Option 1: Latin Love Elegy, Prof Stephen Oakley Latin: Ovid Amores, Propertius, Tibullus, Classical Civilisation: Love and Relationships

Option 2: The Odyssey, Prof Tim Whitmarsh Greek: Homer, Odyssey, Class. Civ: The World of the Hero

Option 3: Sophocles, Dr Rebecca Laemmle Greek: Sophocles Antigone, Class. Civ. Greek Theatre, Ancient History: The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 BC

Option 4: Roman Britain, Dr Rebecca Flemming Ancient History: Ruling Roman Britain, AD 43–c.128

15.00 – 15.50 Session 4:

Option 1: Virgil’s Aeneid, Prof Stephen Oakley Latin: Virgil, Aeneid, Class. Civ: The World of the Hero; Imperial Image, Ancient History: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BCAD 68

Option 2: Augustus and Archaeology, Dr Alessandro Launaro Augustus - The Architecture of Power, Class. Civ: Imperial Image

Option 3: Macedon, Dr Ben Raynor Ancient History: The Rise of Macedon, 359–323 BC

Option 4: Philosophy and Athens, Prof James Warren Greek: Plato Apology, Xenophon Memorabilia, Class. Civ: Democracy and the Athenians, Ancient History: The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460–399 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

BOOKING LINK WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE CLOSER TO THE TIME

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)

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