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It’s All Greek (and Roman!) To Us

Posted on 9 May 2019 by Miss Emily Acton-Edmiston

On Wednesday 8 May, we hosted our first ever Classics Evening in the Senior School. Girls from throughout the school celebrated the ancient world with a rich programme that included a play performed in Latin and Ancient Greek, recitations of Ovid, Virgil and Euripides, presentations on the Iliad, Heinrich Schliemann and the Cyrus Cylinder, and an examination of the master of fake news, Augustus. The girls all spoke confidently and thoughtfully, showing their passion for the Classical subjects they are studying.

There was also an Ancient World talent show that featured Zeus, Medusa, Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, among other classical celebrities, hosted by Cupid!

The evening finished with a fascinating talk by James Renshaw entitled, “A cross-cultural love story across Hadrian’s Wall”.

It was a wonderful evening and we hope to do it all again next year!