Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Classical Studies is a very academic subject that develops skills and key competencies through the study of Roman times. There are three areas covered: ideas and values, significance of works of art /architecture and the impact of an historical figure. The areas of study include: Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’, Homer’s ‘Iliad’, Roman religion, art and architecture of the Roman Empire and Augustus. The link to our times is an important focus.

 Students need to love reading and analysing text, and art work.  They will find the content of the subject extremely interesting, as well as being very useful preparation for tertiary academic study.  Good essay writing skills are essential.

Course Overview

Term 1
A study of two of the classical world's great works of literature the Iliad and Aeneid. All of western civilizations archetypal characters are here and in particular the 'Hero'. This concept will be the key focus of our study as we look at these two works of literature.

Term 2
A study of the life of Augustus Rome's first emperor. We look at how he came to power and how he managed to reshape the nature of the roman political system to allow for the presence of a sovereign in fact if not in name.

Term 3
A study of Roman architecture and how it was used as a mechanism to transmit the messages of empire to the populace of the roman empire.

Term 4

Learning Areas:

Social Science

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