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Classics Trip

Classics Trip

During the afternoon on Wednesday 4th October, the sixth form classicists had the rare opportunity to see a piece of ancient literature explored in a fresh and exciting way. Antigone, a tragic heroine torn between the law of man and the law of the gods, was put on trial, prosecuted by real lawyers and defended by experts in Greek Tragedy in a case overseen by a real judge, all held at the Supreme Court. The trial was engaging, both sides putting their respective skills to good use, the prosecution making an effective case for the importance of Law and Order and the lack of knowledge of the will of the gods, the defence, rich in detail and sophisticated knowledge of the subject matter, pointing out the accountability of leaders and the right of every man to burial. Most important, however, was the cause the event supported. Classics For All aims to fund and support the teaching of classical subjects in state schools, sharing the gift we receive at private schools with those who would otherwise never have had the opportunity. 

 

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