Classical Studies 2

CLS2
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Howard

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval


Classical Studies involves the study of aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman History, Art and Literature.

•Roman and Greek Literature
•Roman Art and Architecture
•Ancient Roman History and Philosophy


Course Overview

Term 1
Homer’s Odyssey
This is a Greek literature topic that you can use to answer short answer extract based questions in Achievement Standard 2.1. The focus is on nine books from Homer’s Odyssey, recognized as the first novel written in the western world.

Internal assessment in 2.5 is completed in Term 1

Term 2
Art Of Pompeii & Herculaneum
This is a Roman art history topic that you can use to answer short answer extract based questions in Achievement Standard 2.2. The topic looks at mosaics, paintings and houses from the Pompeii and Herculaneum area devastated in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79AD with special reference to the following works:

The House of Pansa
The House of the Faun
The House of the Vetti
The Villa of the Mysteries
Harbour Scene from Stabiae
The Lost Ram
Perseus and Andromeda
The Death of Pentheus
The Trojan Horse
Portrait of Terentius Neo and his Wife
The Dionysiac Frieze
Wall from the Villa of Publius Fannius Sinistor
Alexander Mosaic
Nilotic Mosaic
Portrait of a Woman
The Sorceress and Client

Term 3
Roman Social Life

This is a Roman History topic that you can use to answer essay-based questions in Achievement Standard 2.3. The topic looks at the day to day life of Roman citizens, soldiers and slaves as well as covering a brief history of Rome from it’s foundation in 753BC.
OR
Roman Politics
This is another Roman History topic that you can use to answer essay based questions in Achievement Standard 2.3. The topic looks at Rome in the age of Caesar and Cicero and the period of turmoil that followed.

Internal assessment for 2.3 is completed in Term 3

Term 4
Revision of topics for externals

Learning Areas:

Humanities



Pathway

Classical Studies 3, Geography 3, History 3

Career Pathways

Archivist, Barrister, Journalist, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Photographer, Secondary School Teacher