The Leeds Centre for Classical Studies (LCCS)

Omnia Vincit Classics

Did the Trojan War really take place? If so where and why? Who were Hektor and Achilles, Homer and Virgil? Did the Greeks really invent democracy and the Romans throw Christians to the lions? Have you heard of Dido and Aeneas but are not sure exactly who there were? Are you fascinated by ancient languages and the profound effect both Classical Greek and Latin have had on our culture? Then take a look below.



Introduction to Classical Civilisation – Follow the adventures of the hero Odysseus on his way home from the Trojan War as he battles the Cyclops, outmanoeuvres the witch Circe, and loves and leaves the nymph Calypso. Engage with the famous heroes and heroines of Greek tragedy (Agamemnon, Oedipus, Medea) as they destroy themselves and all who hinder their destinies.

Beginners Latinin loco parentis; ad infinitum; a tergo. Many words and phrases from the Latin language survive in English today. Some of the greatest of all works of literature – Virgil’s Aeneid, the poems of Catullus were written in Latin. Two great reasons (and there are many more!) for getting to grips with the language.

Beginners Classical Greekγνῶθι σεαυτόν – or in the words of the Delphic oracle ‘know thyself’. This course starts with the Greek alphabet and moves on to read extracts from Aesop’s fables, tales from Greek mythology and heroic stories about Alexander the Great.

All courses are held at St Michael’s Parish Hall, Headingley, Leeds. Start week beginning 30th Sept 2008. Classes will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling.  

Further details of start dates, times, syllabuses, coursebooks, and fees contact: Mr Adrian Lester at:

Phone: 0113 2568918 : email: