"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


Classical Studies

Athens at War:
The Peloponnesian War 431 – 404 B.C. 


Philosophy in Society – 
Plato’s Republic

Roman Art & Architecture

Writers of the Augustan Period

Transition Year Options:

Module 1: September 2011 (4.2P)

Ancient Greece: Etymology & Mythology in the Contemporary World

In this module, we investigate the origin of many fables and characteristics used in the contemporary world. From the humbling origins of Achilles’ Heel to the forewarning of a desire for too much knowledge and power in the tale of Pandora’s Box, we look at the use of these myths and their influence both on language & society in the classical and contemporary worlds.

Classical World Etymology: Origin of Common Phrases in Language

Module 2: Ancient Rome: Art, Architecture & Society

Zeus  & The Twelve Olympians

The City-States of Ancient Greece


Persian Expansion into Eastern Europe

The Persian Wars: Xerxes V. Leonidas & the 300

(Battle of Thermopylae)

Sparta: Culture & History

Spartan Education

Spartan Military


Sparta: King & Leaders


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