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"Without great toil/ life grants nothing to us mortals"


If you love history and languages, and you're fascinated by a civilisation that had indoor plumbing 2,000 years before it became common in the industrial cities of the 19th century, then you might want to study classics at university. During a classics degree, you'll learn an ancient language, and study the cultures that brought you The Odyssey, The Aeneid, the Pantheon and the Parthenon.

You'll need advanced language and rhetorical skills to excel at a classics degree. To make sure that you're writing to the highest standard you can, studyMarked by Teachers' collection of essays on linguistics, classics, and related subjects. The arguments might spark some new ideas, and the worked examples will teach you how to sculpt and polish your essays until theyre as lovely as a Greek marble statue.

Of course, a degree in classics will teach you much more than how to analyse epic poems: the advanced critical thinking and language skills that you'llgain are widely transferable. Classics graduates are well-positioned to study a range of subjects, like philosophy and theology, orto pursue careers in fields like law, teaching, or journalism.

'A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.' -Italo Calvino If your ideal weekend would involve seeing Antigone onstage, and then curling up on a window seat with The Aeneid or something by Trollope, then perhaps you'd do well to choose a university degree from within linguistics, classics, and related subjects. No matter whether your cup of tea shades towards classical studies, drama, or english language and literature, Marked by Teachers will be able to support you for the written portion of your coursework. Study our collection of student-submitted and teacher-marked essays, and you'll learn to write and edit your own work to a higher standard than ever before. Students of these subjects might go into something subject-specific like academia or theatre, or apply their skills to the wider world of media, marketing, and HR.

Conclusion analysis

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How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

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  • Compare and contrast Functionalist and Marxist

    "CONCLUSION Functionalism Consensus Theory highlights and accentuates the Protestant work ethic of shared values and normative behavioural patterns such as hard work, harmony, cohesion integration and equilibrium Marxism highlights the differences and contradictions between groups and individuals and uses concepts such as control, coercion, power, constraint, discensus and change. That conflict is inevitable"

  • Discuss "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him."

    "There are simply too many dialects in England herself since each town seems to have their own distinct dialect. People associate certain dialect and accent like the RP to prestige and power. Women have more tendencies to conform to the language of prestige while adolescents do not like to conform to the accepted dialect and make changes to it. Certain ethnic language may be threatened by Standard English since Standard English is the language most sought after. In conclusion, I have proven Shaw's statement, "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him." to be true and valid because there are many dialects and accents in England and some people, based on their class, gender, ethnicity and age, may have prejudices and biasness to a certain dialect and accent. (1,317 words)"

  • Assess William Caxtons contribution to the English Language

    "To conclude, in my opinion I think it is unfair to say that Caxton can be credited with contributing a lot to the english language as he did also cause some problems along the way. However, I think it is very important that Caxton realised how important it was that we as a country were all using the same words and spellings as it was essential for all the regions to move forward together. Instead of all the different regions moving forward at different paces in order to reach the same eventual goal. I think that although Caxton can not be credited with the invention of the printing press, by bringing it to England he helped us advance as “printing was the technological foundation of the European Renaissance”. (Harris & Taylor p.91 1989) From this quote we can see that it not only helped our societies but others in the rest of Europe."

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