Classical Civilisation Summer School

From the poetry of Virgil to the Peloponnesian War, explore the conflicts and passions of ancient Greece and Rome

How did the Greeks and Romans live? What were they fighting over? What does their art symbolise? Discover the answers on our fascinating Classical Civilisation study course.

Become au fait with Latin culture and look at the problems of running an empire, while appreciating and evaluating original Virgil and Ovid poetry, two of the most influential writers during the reign of Augustus.

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Who was Socrates? And how has he shaped Western philosophy?

Learn everything there is to know about the classical Greek philosopher Socrates and why his legend is so prevalent to Western philosophy.

Our highly established tutors will introduce you to ancient Greek culture and society plus discuss the major historical events that defined periods such as the Peloponnesian War.

From textual analysis of Thucydides to learning about Latin culture, we revisit the thrilling stories of the past, understanding their important lessons and the impact they’ve had on our modern lives.

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Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience.


Each week, you’ll be able to collaborate with leading academics mirroring the teaching method of the iconic, world-renowned and most respected educational establishments in the UK.

As current and past alumni of top universities, they’re highly specialised, recognised and knowledgeable in their chosen fields and can transfer their academic wisdom to you through interactive learning, independent study, seminars, and tutorials, depending on your age group.


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