The Gemma Augustea by Kasia Middleton

The Gemma Augustea by Kaisa Middleton   Recently, as I was researching for an essay about associations between ancient politics and art, I came across a piece that I found fascinating. Regrettably, it didn’t make the final cut of my essay, which is why I’ve decided to make it the topic of this blog. The […]

Eurydice: Ancient and Modern. By Kasia Middleton

Eurydice: Ancient and Modern. By Kasia Middleton I was recently skimming one of my favourite poetry collections when I came across a piece I hadn’t read before. The collection in question was Duffy’s The World’s Wife and the poem was Eurydice. Poetry has always been something of a mystery to me- I have often found […]

Kasia Middleton explains Pompeian Wall Paintings

Pompeian Wall Paintings Pompeii is famed across the globe for its remarkable preservation, amusing graffiti, and lewd paintings. That said, if one visits the town, and a splash of colour greets the eye on entering a domus, the most we get out of it is usually marvelling at the paint’s vibrancy. The plethora of wall […]


PERSEUS WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA: The 16th Century Diss-Track to the Greatest Sculpture of All Time. Italy. Florence. Piazza della Signoria. Loggia dei Lanzi. This square contains some of the most valuable pieces of art from the Renaissance era. True geniuses walked the streets, mercenaries producing artefacts of the finest calibre and receiving pay […]

Homer or Virgil? Jordan or LeBron? by Harry Laventure

Homer or Virgil? Jordan or LeBron? Imitatio, and the evolution of the simile. The 19th April 2020 saw Jason Hehir’s docuseries “The Last Dance” released, a dramatic and retrospective retelling of the famous 1997-98 Chicago Bulls team’s season, whilst exploring stories of the individuals who made this team, none more famous than the great Michael […]

Kasia blogs the Classics Trip

On Tuesday 18th June, the year 9 and 10 Latin sets visited Copthill School for a morning of Classics activities. We started off in a maths classroom, learning about Roman numerals. The year 6s were challenged to create the longest word they could in Roman numerals that made a valid number. This proved more difficult […]

Sixth Form Attend Classics Conference

On Friday 15th March a group of 6 students and the Head of Classics – Mr A D Smith – headed down to Oxford University for the annual Oxbridge Classics Conference, hosted by the Classics Faculties of Oxford and Cambridge. As soon as we entered our first talk on Classics at Oxbridge and how to […]

Esme and Emily blog on their Cambridge Trip

Our trip to CAMBRIDGE The cast gallery and other adventures Date 22.1.18 What we did Cast gallery We were both very excited for this trip. We set off in the school car, and arrived in Cambridge at 1 o’clock. We set off to the Cast Gallery, only a five-minute walk from where we parked. The […]