Ancient World / Classics essay competition

Ruined arch

Porta Maggiore in the Aurelian walls

Fitzwilliam College is running a Ancient World / Classics Year 12 essay competition. It you think that you might be interested in studying Classics at Cambridge, it's a good opportunity to explore a topic. Possible questions include:

  • How important is authorial intention in our understanding and appreciation of ancient literature?
  • “Ancient texts just give us the perspectives of the rich and famous. Archaeology shows us everyone.” Discuss.
  • "In the ancient world, the sea always linked rather than divided people." Discuss.

For more information and how to enter, please see

Date posted: 

Tuesday 7 February 2017