A group of Sixth Form and Fifth Form Classicists visited the British Museum on Wednesday for its blockbuster Troy, Myth and Reality exhibition. A range of exhibits, both ancient and modern, illustrated one of the western world’s most enduring of all legends, the Trojan War. The students, most of whom are studying  Homer and Greek Art, enjoyed the plethora of vase paintings, sculptures and mosaics that together told the tragic story of  a city plunged into fighting a ten year war. The exhibition also explored the continuing fascination of artists with Troy’s tragedy along with the heroes whose names are synonymous with the conflict, from the great Achilles to the arch-schemer, Odysseus.