Labyrinths!

Since last week, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their labyrinth homework, taking up the challenge of designing and building their own labyrinths in all sorts of inventive and artistic ways. Every single labyrinth that has been handed in so far (there are a few on their way on Monday!) has been thoughtful…

Numbers and Ideograms

Apollo and Artemis classes were very lucky to have been able to welcome Dr Philomen Probert to their lessons this week. Philomen is a lecturer at the Department of Linguistics and Classics at the University of Oxford, and she visited the groups to show how Linear B worked and what it was used for. She…

Piecing Together the Palace

In our second lesson, we have been exploring the challenges of reconstructing the past from fragments of archaeological evidence. We looked at some of the striking reconstructions of the palace at Knossos which Sir Arthur Evans undertook; these have been a big part of what has made visiting and viewing the ancient site so alluring…

Welcome & Introducing the Labyrinth!

Welcome to our brand new Apollo and Artemis classes 2018/9! In our first lesson, Apollo and Artemis classes have learned about the story of the labyrinth, and how it connects to the mysterious Minoan Civilisation, discovered by English Archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans. The very first task was to draw what you each thought a labyrinth…

Roman Cursive and Roman Curses!

We were delighted to welcome Dr Jane Masseglia from the Latin Now Project this week to the classics centre to run exciting artefact-based workshops on Roman cursive handwriting and Roman soldiers. Jane ran workshops for Year 4s from St Ebbe’s Primary School and Year 8 classics students which used a range of replica artefacts to…

Bread and Circuses: The Colosseum and Rome

In last week’s lessons, we started exploring one of the most well-known Roman buildings, which for many people represents the Roman civilisation: the Colosseum. Built around 70/80 AD by the emperors Vespasian and Titus from war treasures from conquests, its architecture and engineering are very impressive. We explored what a day at the amphitheatre (amphitheatre…

Apollo: The Clouds

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Apollo: The Clouds! Trailer: Poster: on its…

Artemis: Peace

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Artemis: Peace! Trailer: on its way… Poster:…

Artemis: The Birds

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Artemis: The Birds! Trailer: Poster: Two feminists…

Artemis: The Frogs

In the past few weeks, Apollo and Artemis classes have been working on their favourite scenes from Aristophanes’ plays, ready for our very own Dionysia Festival. On the left is a word cloud, and below you can see the poster, trailer, promo blurb and cast list all created by Artemis: The Frogs! Trailer: Poster: All the…