S5 & S6 Classical Studies
"I wanted to get the most broad foundation for a lifelong education that I could find, and that was studying classics. Meaning Roman and Greek history and philosophy and ancient civilizations."
Tim Blake Nelson, Film Director
Classical Studies will open up a new world of knowledge for you. Half of all recorded European and Middle-Eastern history took place in the time which is known as "the Classical World".
You may imagine that the world of 2000 years ago was primitive and that its remoteness in time equals its remoteness in significance for your life. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The reality is that the great men and women of the 18th and 19th centuries who shaped the political, cultural, and moral culture of the 20th and the 21st did so based on their knowledge of the Classical World which they recognised as superior, in many ways, to the world around them. Learn what they knew, and see more clearly what shaped their ideas and what lies behind the culture of the modern world.
"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child."
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman Senator