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Why Virgil’s Aeneid is just… Ace :)

I’ve just been into a local high school to deliver a short one-hour session on ancient literature; what a tough choice to make. Achilles vs Hector in the Iliad? Leonidas’ last stand at Thermopylae in Herodotus? Aristophanes’ bawdy sense of humour and absolutely lampooning Socrates in Clouds? Thucydides’ coverage of the Melian Dialogue? #brutal Tricky…… Continue reading Why Virgil’s Aeneid is just… Ace 🙂

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A classics hub in Blackpool: A background

Classics at Blackpool Sixth Form has been a high profile subject in the college for some years.  Student numbers have always been very high with numbers studying A-level Classical Civilisation always around 100-150 with excellent grades to accompany.  We have been passionate in our view that the engagement and skills acquired from a study of… Continue reading A classics hub in Blackpool: A background