Greek at City delves into the literature and language of an ancient period that continues to inspire and stir debate.

Greek at City

Pupils at City learn the subleties of close analysis and literary evaluation as they gain a strong understanding of this ancient civilisation and language.

Why study Greek at City?

The language and culture of ancient Greece has gripped the Western imagination for 2000 years. This is no accident; the Greeks' influence is still evident all around us. The fast-paced course explores the Graeco-Roman world and its reception into modern times.

We aim to help students develop their knowledge and understanding of ancient literature, values and society through the study of original texts. Reading will move easily between prose writers of history such as Herodotus and renowned poets such as Homer.

Our Staff

Camilla Williamson, BA (Cantab)
Teacher of Classical Languages
Dominic Themistocleous, BA (Oxon)
Head of Classical Languages
Elly Nicoll, MA (Oxon), MA (London)
Head of Lower school; Teacher of Classical Languages



"Studying Greek and Latin is a perfect combination of language and literature with the added benefit of leaning about great civilisations that influenced life today so much."

Jenny, year 12

Annual Trips/Learning Activities

Members of the department organise a joint Classics and geography trip for year 7 to Italy. We visited the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Oplontis. We also visited Mount Vesuvius and the volcano at Solfatara. For students in year 10-13 we visit Athens and Delphi. Here we visit the archaeological sites of the Acropolis and Ancient Agora at Athens, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion and the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi. We also visited the Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum in Athens, the Archaeological Museum at Delphi and the church of Osios Loukas near Delphi.