21 November 2022

Sixth formers studying Latin, Greek and Ancient History gathered to hear presentations from current Upper Sixth pupils preparing for Oxford interviews, as they talked through their recent research. Mark Taylor discussed the interesting context for Terence’s comic drama and how he subverted the comedic norms. Matthew Rolfe argued that the character of Ajax as created by Sophocles was not so much a typical Homeric hero, but one that pushed Homeric contradictions of the heroic to their logical, but extreme, conclusions. Nick Chan looked at the ability of the masses to make their voice heard in the contiones and law-courts of the Roman Republic. Finally, David Haar OA reflected on the importance of Ascanius, retrospective, present and prospective in the Aeneid. We wish them all the best at interview!

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