Classical Civilisation

Examination Board OCR
Course Code: H041 H441
AS Units 1 & 2
Unit 1 Homer’s Odyssey and Society.
Unit 2 Greek Tragedy.
A2 Units 3 & 4
Unit 3 Art & Architecture in the Greek World.
Unit 4 Comic Drama in the Ancient World.

AS - Unit 1 takes the form of a study of Homer’s epic tale ‘The Odyssey’, recounting Odysseus’ ten year journey home after the Trojan War. Unit 2 concentrates upon the ancient playwrights of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, both as works of literature and as social documents.

A2 - Unit 3 focuses on the appreciation of sculpture, vases, temple architecture and religion within the Greek world Unit 4 with a selection of the comic plays of Aristophanes, Menander and Plautus , giving a fascinating insight into the political, social and religious aspects of the times as reflected through humour.