The Parthenon Frieze and Introducing Comics

We kicked off our second lesson with a quiz on on the vocabulary from chapter one, including a mixture of translation and word derivation questions. We then recapped the translation from chapter one of Telling Tales in Latin, and we explored what sort of story this was. The classes spotted straightaway that it was a…

Unravelling the Fates

In this week’s lesson, we first looked at some clips from a film called The Adjustment Bureau. This features a group of men who appear to represent fate. They keep a close eye on everyone’s lives, and nudge people back in line if they are somehow veering away from their ‘plan’. The ancient Greeks grappled, just as…

Classics Summer School: 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2021

This week, we held our seventh annual classics summer school at Cheney, themed on ancient cities! 35 children aged between seven and twelve arrived each morning to take part in Latin and ancient Greek lessons with a team of volunteer teachers, as well as engaging in a range of craft activities themed on different cities…

Dionysia 2021: Aristophanes Under Lockdown

We are delighted to announce our sixth annual Dionysia Festival. We are planning for performances to be recorded on Tuesday 29th June, 2 – 4pm, at the auditorium at Corpus Christi College. The Year Eight Latinists have been working very hard to adapt four well-known ancient Greek comedies to the modern day. Aristophanes was an…

Dionysia 21: Clouds

Money is running low, and his kid is out of control, so he turns to the dodgy man Socrates who runs a school known as The Thinkery. However, not everything is as it seems… The school is supposed to help difficult children, but clues and hints are scattered suggesting the school’s true nature. Join our…

Dionysia 21: Peace

The try guys, Hermes and the chaotic chorus travel to rescue peace while struggling with trying to maintain quiet and keep within the Covid restrictions. The chaotic chorus love to dance and have fun! But in the meantime, Peace is gradually becoming more bored at home…. Watch our trailer here! Cast List Trygayus 1 –…

Dionysia 21: Birds

Welcome to London, where two mortals named Euelpides and Pithetareus are fed up with everything from politicians to social restrictions… So fed up in fact that they decide to leave earth entirely and found a new city named…. Waitrose! (actually no, it’s not Waitrose, it’s Cloud Cuckoo land but don’t tell them that). There they…

Dionysia 21: Frogs

As Keir Starmer ventures through the streets of London in a quest to find a cure for Covid-19, his journey is interrupted by a group of three protestors. Will he be able to escape this encounter, or will he fall for their delusions and lies? Brekekekex…. Covax… Covax… Cast List Keir Starmer – Adam Diesel…

Guest Post by Khusrau Islam: Thebes in Ancient Myth

Khusrau Islam is a 21 year-old student studying Classics at Exeter College, Oxford. His main interests are Greek epic and 5th century BCE Athens. Having benefitted from a privileged access to Latin and Greek from a young age, he is looking for any chance to spread his enthusiasm to any budding classicists. In his spare…

Guest Post by Khusrau Islam: Greek Theatre

Khusrau Islam is a 21 year-old student studying Classics at Exeter College, Oxford. His main interests are Greek epic and 5th century BCE Athens. Having benefitted from a privileged access to Latin and Greek from a young age, he is looking for any chance to spread his enthusiasm to any budding classicists. In his spare…