Classics

The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveller.

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Here are some suggestions for wider reading in Classics, but notice the change of perspective from the male to the female: a clear movement in the study of Classics during the last seven decades.

 

Create a piece of artwork that is a response to one of these texts. Research other writers who use the classical myths as inspiration but give voice to the silent minority.

KS3

1000 Ships by Haines

The Roman Mysteries Collection by Caroline Lawrence

 

KS4/5

Pandora’s Box and Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes

Elektra by Jenifer Saint

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Not all dead white men by Donna Zuckerberg

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