This subject provides an enthralling combination of literature and ancient history. Sail the perilous seas with our hero, Odysseus, and witness his battles against fearsome monsters and his encounters with the most seductive temptations.
Will he have the resilience needed to complete his journey home? Homer’s epic adventure story embroils the reader in a world of wonders which will transport you to another place and time. The history side of the course involves learning about Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, and the political spin which secured his position as imperial master of one of the world’s most successful empires. In year two, we study the Roman epic, Virgil’s Aeneid which celebrates Rome via its mythical origins. The story is packed with drama and is also deeply moving. Greek religion completes our studies in this culturally eye-opening and highly successful course.More Details