One-on-one Classics Tuition in Christchurch
The study of the languages, literature, history, art, and other cultural aspects
of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Classics is the study of classical antiquity. It covers the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world between the mid-2nd millennium BC to the 6th century AD. Classics includes analysis of the languages and literature (Ancient Greek and Classical Latin), as well as Greco-Roman philosophy, history, and archaeology. The study of Classics and Latin was traditionally considered one of the cornerstones of the humanities and necessary for a full education.
Classical Studies greatly improves knowledge retention, recall and essay–writing skills. Students learn to reason using historical facts to create a picture of life in classical times. They also learn to interpret classical literature in translation and to find its relevance in its own time and in a modern context.
Classics is subject required by students wishing to be a museum or art gallery curator. It is also useful for a host of other careers, such as an archivist, barrister, chartered accountant, in the civil service, editorial assistant, heritage manager, higher education lecturer, market researcher, newspaper journalist, public relations account executive, secondary school teacher and solicitor. In 2015 over 12,000 students studied Classical Studies throughout New Zealand and the number is still growing.
The aim of the Level 2 Classics course is to stimulate students in an introductory study of the classical world. Topics studied may include: ideas and values of the Greeks and Romans, significance of feature of classical art, historical figures such as Nero and Agrippina, social relationships in classical Rome and Greece and links to other cultures.
The aim of the Level 2 Classics course is to stimulate students in a study of the classical world, without demanding a background of language skills, by offering a wide range of topics on historical, literary and artistic themes from specifcally the Greek civilisation. Topics studied may include: Greek tragedy, including Homer's Iliad, Homer's Odyssey and the movie Troy, Athenian art & architecture, and a classical event such as the Trojan War.
The aim of the Level 3 Classics course is to stimulate students in a study of the classical world, without demanding a background of language skills, by offering a wide range of topics on historical, literary and artistic themes from specifcally the Roman civilisation. Topics studied may include: Virgil, art of the Roman empire and Roman mythology.
“Dawn said she had a very good experience & Aaron is a very good teacher. She got excellence for her NCEA English & Classics.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for guiding her in her English subject.”
Dawn’s mother Doreen
Year 13, Level 3 English & Classical Studies