A-Level Revision Lectures

Give your Classical Civilisations A-Level revision the edge with our department’s free mini-lecture series.

Academic staff at The University of Manchester’s Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology are enthusiastic about encouraging new waves of A-Level students to delve deeper into these fascinating subjects. 

This is why the Department has launched its new A-Level Revision Series of video lectures, to help A-Level students get the edge for their Classical Civilisations exams.

The lectures are completely free and visit the topics covered in the Classical Civilisations syllabus.

Episode 1: Ovid Revisited

In this first episode, Head of Department Professor Alison Sharrock takes a closer look at the poet Ovid.

Episode 2: Sophocles' Oedipus the King

In Episode 2 Lecturer in Classics Dr Emma Griffith tells us about Sophocles' play Oedipus the King, focusing in particular on the opening scene.

Episode 3: The Prima Porta Statue

In Episode 3, Dr Andy Fear (Lecturer in Classics) investigates the Prima Porta Statue of the Emperor Augustus.

Episode 4: A Grandmother Taking Care of Small Children

In the fourth episode of this Classical Civilisation revision series Professor Christian Laes takes a look at family dynamics in the Roman world.

Episode 5: Myron's Diskobolos

In this fifth episode, Dr Tom Philips discusses Myron's Diskobolos which features on the A-Level syllabus (Greek Art).

Episode 6: Telemachus, Development and Homeric Characterisation

Professor of Greek Andrew Morrison discusses the Homeric character of Telemachus.