Classicists learn from Greek tragedy lectures

A group of 6.1 classical civilisation students travelled to London recently for a series of lectures based on Greek tragedy. The first lecture was based on Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and its influences, which was one of my favourites as we haven’t yet read Agamemnon so what he was saying was new and fascinating. The second lecture was based on ‘The Sophoclean hero, with reference to Ajax’, which is another of our texts. I enjoyed this as it gave us an exciting insight into what we are going to study later on in the year. The last two lectures focussed more on what we have already studied; I think there was unanimous satisfaction with the surprising amount of knowledge we have already acquired. All round the trip was thoroughly enjoyed and extremely beneficial.

By Tabby Taylor, 6.1

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Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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