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Classical Civilisation A Level

National Extension College
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Course description

What will I learn?

An A level in classical civilisation will enable you to gain a knowledge and understanding of the classical world through the study of a diverse range of ancient literature, thought and culture. In this home study course you'll cover both social and historical contexts in order to understand the legacy of the classical world.

Topics include:
Unit 1: Homer’s world of the hero: The Odyssey, 1
Unit 2: Homer's world of the hero: The Odyssey, 2
Unit 3: Virgil's world of the hero: The Aeneid, 1
Unit 4: Virgil's world of the hero: The Aeneid, 2
Unit 5: Greek theatre: Oedipus the King
Unit 6: The theatre of Dionysus: Bacchae
Unit 7: Old comedy: Frogs
Unit 8: The gods
Unit 9: Greek workship, sacrifice, festivals and oracles
Unit 10: Sanctuary sites: Acropolis, Delphi and Olympia

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Suitability - Who should attend?

What do I need to know?

No previous knowledge of Greek or Latin is required.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

GCE A Level or equivalent

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The National Extension College, also known by its acronym NEC, is a long-standing and highly regarded pioneer of flexible distance learning solutions designed to make learning accessible to anyone, anywhere. Founded in 1963 as a pilot for the Open University,...

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National Extension College

The Michael Young Centre
School House, Homerton Gardens
CB2 8EB Cambridge