12 Classics (12CLS2)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Andrew Tebbutt

12 Classics


‘Sappho LGBTQ+ Icon of Archaic Greece: her life, poetry and reception through the ages’ 

The world’s first female writer, the original Lesbian Sappho - her beautiful love poetry, and the strange long history of how later cultures have tried to tame and sanitise her memory through art and writing.


  • Woman in Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Sappho’s life and poetry
  • Sappho through the ages
  • The Sappho paintings of Gustave Moreau, French symbollists

This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both. 

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

10 credits in a Level 1 language-rich subject

Assessment Information

Possible Credits
External - 4 credits
Internal - 6 credits