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do you have any good classics books to read so i can include it in my personal statement
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Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Mysteries of Udolpho - Anne Radcliffe
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger
Jane Eyre

they're just some examples of renowned classical novels
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Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
The Mysteries of Udolpho - Anne Radcliffe
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D Salinger
Jane Eyre

they're just some examples of renowned classical novels
do you recommend that i read a particular literature piece Ovid's Metamorphoses? Sorry i just realised that i have phrasesd my question wrong. I meant books written during Ancient Rome and Greece like the Odyssey and the Aeneid
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I mean you have to read the big ones - Odyssey, Iliad, Aeneid. Maybe read some poetry too, Romans were very keen on that I'm a fan of the plays, so maybe Antigone, stuff by Aeschylus and Euripides?
You could read some essays/online articles on those classics and put them in your personal statement too. Do the courses you're applying for include Ancient History? If so, get your hands on some Plutarch, that's probably most accessible.
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(Original post by lizaeli)
do you have any good classics books to read so i can include it in my personal statement
Plato's Republic, The Symposium, and Phaedrus.
Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
The Aeneid by Virgil
Oresteia by Aeschylus
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides.
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I mean you have to read the big ones - Odyssey, Iliad, Aeneid. Maybe read some poetry too, Romans were very keen on that I'm a fan of the plays, so maybe Antigone, stuff by Aeschylus and Euripides?
You could read some essays/online articles on those classics and put them in your personal statement too. Do the courses you're applying for include Ancient History? If so, get your hands on some Plutarch, that's probably most accessible.
For GCSE I read Ovid's metamorphoses and Antigone. And I'm AS I read the odyssey, women at the thesmophoria and also small passages in a unit called 'women in Athens and rome' . So far in A2 we have started reading Antigone and the Aeneid. In future we will be reading Oedipus the king (I think)-the story about Oedipus life and Medea and one more book.

Also for most of my courses i am applying for Classics and for Durham, Classical Studies
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