The City Dionysia and Greek Tragedy

In this week’s lessons we have been continuing to rehearse our Aristophanes plays ready for our Dionysia Festival next month. You also made some word clouds which helped you think about the key themes, characters and ideas in your plays. We then explored the Dionysia and Greek tragedy in more detail. A Dionysia Festival would…

Dionysus and the Bacchae

In this week’s lessons, we have been exploring the god Dionysus and one of the most famous examples of a Greek tragedy. We started the lesson by looking at two Greek words, “thyrsus” and “Bacchae”. After you had transliterated these, I explained what they both meant – a thyrus is a wooden stick with a…

Greek Comedy Project… with a suffrage twist!

In our final lesson of term, we started off by looking at some unusual looking ancient Greek words and transliterating them. Examples included: “epopoi…. poipoipoipoipoi” and “torotorotorotorotix”. You guessed at what these might be, and many of you correctly identified that they were animal sounds. They were in fact sounds made by the birds in…

Imagined World: Daisy’s Wardrobe

Louis, Subhan and Na’el created a story about an imaginary world that lies inside the wardrobe of a young girl called Daisy. The world features imaginary creatures and a beautiful river. You can hear Na’el talk about their story and world here:  

Imagined World: Swapped

Cyanne called her Imagined World “Swapped” and it features a dramatic storyline between angels and devils! You can hear Cyanne talk about her world here:  

Imagined World: Seasonal World

Leri created an Imagined World called “Seasonal World”. It features a tree which has leaves in all seasons, and one day, two characters stumble upon it… You can hear her talk about her ideas for this world here:

Imagined World: Diapinettes

“Diapinettes” is the name of the Imagined World created by Lilly, Lola and Tabitha. It is a world of two halves, one of light and happiness, and another of darkness and death. Lilly tells us more about the world of Diapinettes here:

Imagined World: World of Seasons

Runa and Mary have created an Imagined World called the “World of Seasons”. In this world, there is a new season every day, and it is ruled over by a Pegasus, inspired by the famous flying horse from Greek mythology. Here Runa tells us more about the ideas behind their world:  

Imagined World: Dawmania

Callum, Nathan and Thomas have created an Imagined World called Dawmania, where there are multiple types of intelligent life-forms – two of whom live in constant conflict with each other. In this recording, Callum tells us more about their world:  

Imagined World: You’re Not Actually Clever!

Faith and Katherine developed a most unusual premise for their Imagined World: a world where celebrated thinkers from ancient and recent history turned out only to have made the mental leaps in science that they did due to aliens! Were Socrates and Einstein inspired by aliens?! You can listen to Faith talk about their idea…