Cinema and the Classroom

Posted on April 7th, 2010 by

Take a look at this report on the influence of classics-themed films on enrollment in classics courses.  What’s old continues to be new again! Read about it here.

Fifty years ago, the story of Clash of the Titans – now a 3D movie starring Avatar’s Sam Worthington – would have been familiar to many school pupils.

Classics – the study of the languages, society and history of ancient Greece and Rome – was part of the grammar school curriculum.

Now only a minority of children study this in any depth – but the resurgence of the “sword and sandals” epic on screen has seen a corresponding rise in the number of applicants to study the subject at university.

 


One Comment

  1. Alexander says:

    I`m interested too in this subject: cinema and history. Can you give me some more links related to this subject(materials maybe)?. Thanks!