Solway College Solway College

Level 2 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Our own cultural world with which we are so familiar comes largely from the customs, beliefs, and languages of both the Greeks and the Romans. This course offers a window to look into some of the lives, art, and ideas of these influential cultures.

 Topics covered will include the larger picture in order to provide a context for greater understanding. (However, there may be discussions for alternatives.)

 Greek Mythology Sophocles’ 

King Oedipus 

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the rediscovery of Pompeii 

Roman art from Pompeii 

As there is a reasonable amount of reading, writing, and research involved, these skills are necessary to a fairly high degree. Knowing how to use primary and secondary sources is important and will be covered, but it takes some thought and effort to use these well.

 A copy of Robert Fagles’ translation of Sophocles’ The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus is a must, and it is important to use the same edition: 

As two of the standards are Internally assessed, there will be opportunities for guidance in order to ensure there is sufficient understanding before final submission. This proposed course offers 18 credits (these are a combination of reading and/or writing literacy credits).

 There will be practice exams for the Externally assessed standards, and past examinations will be explored. 

Scott Crawford at [email protected] FarNet Cluster

Learning Areas:

Distance Learning