A-Level Classical Civilisation


Why study Classical Civilisation at school? Classics For All is an organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting the study of Classics in schools across Britain. Their mission statement explains how incredibly useful and important studying Classics can be for students: https://classicsforall.org.uk/...

Dr Peter Jones is one of the leaders of Classics For All, as well as a columnist for The Telegraph and author for BBC History magazine, and he gives a very personal opinion on the reasons for studying Classics here: https://classicsforall.org.uk/what-we-do/why-classics

https://www.waterstones.com/book/mythos/stephen-fry/9781405934138 - “Mythos”, by Stephen Fry, is an entertaining and whimsical introduction not only to the mythology of the Ancient Greeks, but also to how much our culture, society, and language owes to this classical civilisation.


https://www.totalwar.com/games/rome-ii/ - Total War: Rome II, a video game (PC, Android, iOS) which is based heavily in real Roman history.

https://www.unrv.com/ - History of Ancient Rome, everything from clothing and daily life, to architecture and military developments.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09szdtr - Troy: Fall of a City, drama series on BBC set during the Trojan War.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003k9c1 - BBC Radio 4 In Our Time, discussing Virgil’s Aeneid

.https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004y297 - BBC Radio 4 In Our Time, discussing Homer’s Odyssey.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09nrsfg - BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Cicero (Roman Politician and Lawyer).

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ktfmw - BBC Radio 4 In Our Time: Augustan Age of Rome.


https://youtu.be/ieXlOBHHad4 - A short video from Ian Hislop, British journalist, satirist, and TV personality, on why he chose to study Classics.

https://youtu.be/46ZXl-V4qwY - Ancient Rome in 20 minutes, narrated by Brian Cox.

https://youtu.be/MS4jk5kavy4 - Crash Course Video, a quick overview of Homer’s Odyssey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4mbk59rbjE - Ted Ed short video on why you should read Virgil’s Aeneid.