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Why Study Classics? Resources for Parents

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Introduction

For many of us, the Classical world - that of Ancient Greece and Rome - is already familiar; something we know about without ever having studied it. From ancient gods and myths through to figures such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, these are things we encounter again and again in books, on TV, in the cinema, and in art. The ancient Classical world and its influential languages has had an important impact on much of our Western culture, on the languages we use to this day, and provides a fascinating, enjoyable, and also highly beneficial subject to study.

Below we will give you a few answers to the question 'Why Study Classics?' We will explain why studying Classics can benefit your child's learning across the board, and lead you to success in employment and at university. And we have also included comments from teachers who can vouch for the educational benefits of studying the ancient world, and from pupils who have enjoyed and benefitted from studying Clasical subjects.

Above all, we want to emphasise that studying the ancient Classical world - a fascinating and important time in history which influenced and still influences our world today - is an exciting but also a valid and sensible choice for any pupil.

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