Classical Studies Units 1 and 2


Ancient Greece was one of the first important civilizations in Europe. Classics, the study of ancient Greece, incorporates elements of history, archaeology, art, religion, mythology and philosophy. It’s the study of a society and its culture that continues to have a profound influence today.

Who is it for?

This subject is for students with an interest in the literature, history and cultural/artistic achievements of a great past civilization. There is lots of reading, a fair bit of writing and the opportunity to learn more about one of the most important cultures. Past students have gone on to study archaeology and ancient history, and have even gone on to work at archaeological sites.

What do you do?

You will read a variety of ancient Greek texts in translation, analyse the representation of myths, evaluate cultural products and learn about the history of archaeology in the Mediterranean.

What skills do you need?

There are no prerequisites, but you must be a fluent reader and writer.

What skills do you develop?

This subject develops skills in research and analysis through examining the history of mythological narratives, archaeological discoveries and classical works of literature and art in Greece.




You must have access to the internet to access this course.

Things you can do now

Go to the VCAA website for more information about this subject.