This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds their literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, language and material cultures through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. You will investigate the different disciplinary fields of classical studies, bringing you into direct contact with a wide range of fragmentary evidence from classical antiquity such as surviving texts and artefacts, which youll examine from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives. You will also acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study, culminating in a dissertation.
Key features of the course
Explores the question of how we know what we know about the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome
Takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the ancient body, including birth, death, ancient medicine, dress and beauty
Draws on cutting-edge research by members of the Classical Studies department
Concludes with a substantial piece of independent research on a topic of your choice.