Useful resources for Year 11 students

Classical Civilisation (A Level)

The Poetry in Translation website has free copies of our core texts; Homer’s Odyssey and Virgil’s Aeneid. We read the Odyssey in year 1, so best to start here!

Overly Sarcastic Productions is a really fun and accessible channel that you can subscribe to and use to explore stories about various Greek Gods and Heroes as well as find summaries of our core texts the Odyssey and the Aeneid.

There are some great documentaries available free on YouTube: A fabulous introduction to Ancient Greece is Michael Scott’s Ancient Greece: The Greatest Show on Earth.

Professor Michael Scott also has his own Facebook page and runs live Q&A’s on the Ancient World every Thursday afternoon at 4pm. Set a notification so you are alerted when he goes live and feel free to send questions into him in advance.

An amazing podcast combining comedy and the past is Greg Jenner’s ‘Dead to Me’. Greg is one of the producers of Horrible Histories and particularly good episodes include The Olympics and The Spartans.

Why not take a virtual tour of the British Museum using Google Street view. We visit this museum in the second year of our course so enjoy a sneak peak!

If you enjoy that, then also keep an eye on the BBC Museum from Home website.

And if you are still looking for more to do, then you can’t go far wrong with reading good books by Madeleine Miller ‘Circe’ (our famous witch from Homer’s Odyssey) or The Song of Achilles, as well as Troy by Stephen Fry and Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes.

Why not take a look at the runshawclassics Instagram page and YouTube Channel to get a feel for the course and of course watch the Greek Art videos that we’ve recently created along with our collaboration with Warwick University.

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