Level 3 Classical Studies
Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Lantsbery
Year 13 Classical Studies is the study of the ancient civilization of Rome and explores its art, history, entertainment, literature, religion and philosophy. We analyse how the Emperors established power, maintained control and communicated their values to others. Students also learn how the past continues to influence the present.
This year we study:
• Roman History
How do you use a cult of personality to become the sole ruler of an empire?
• Virgil’s Aeneid
The study of the most famous of Roman heroes and how legends are used as propaganda.
Attitudes towards war and how it was used by the emperors for control and bringing culture to the world.
• Roman Art and Architecture/Roman Entertainment
How art and architecture communicated messages and entertained the masses to keep them in check.
Establishing power - the cult of personality
Virgil's Aeneid - myth and propaganda
Internal Assessment 1 - Ideologies
Portraits of Power - Art as propaganda
Introduction to Ancient Warfare
Internal Assessment 2 - Showing links across time
Roman Entertainment - how to control the masses
Recommended Prior Learning
Reasonable success in Level 2 Classical Studies, English or History, or at the discretion of the HOD.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.