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ARISTOTLE Advanced Ancient History

Ages 13-18, meets 4 times, £44, Thursdays 11am

  • Starts 6 Jun
  • 44 British pounds
  • Zoom class

Available spots

Service Description

This course will explore Aristotle's writings from the point of view of ancient history (rather than philosophy, though naturally that will crop up!). We will mostly focus on Aristotle's Politics to help us understand the Greek world at the time he was writing (when the kingdom of Macedon had conquered most of the formerly fiercely independent Greek states), and also bring in his Ethics and Poetics among other works to help us gain a rich understanding of the social history of the time. We will encounter Aristotle's views of some of the Greek states and how he perceives them, and compare his account to other sources. We will also explore his views of the role of culture in a healthy society, and compare and contrast this to other views and to the evidence we have of the culture of the time. Ideal for students who want to gain a deeper and more complex understanding of Greek and Roman history. This course is predominantly source-based, and will prepare students for the next level of study, refining their knowledge of the subject and developing critical thinking and analytical skills along the way. Each block of classes will explore one large topic, and include discussion and debate, as well as recommended reading to do between sessions to develop students' research and analysis skills as well as their knowledge of the subject area. There will be optional written work for each topic, which helps students to continue their exploration of the topic independently, as well as sharpening their writing skills. This course aims to support students working at GCSE+ level. Students working outside the traditional UK system can use this course to earn high school credit by fulfilling (optional) coursework. This will include reading and short pieces of written work.

Cancellation Policy

We will do our utmost to ensure every booked class takes place. However, we strongly believe in the value of conversation between thinkers. Thus, we will not run a class with less than the minimum number of students. If we do not have a full group 24 hours before the class is set to start we will, sadly, cancel the session, refund all participants, and seek to run the class at a different time. Our full booking and cancellation policy can be found in our Terms and Services.

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