Classical Past (Q803)
This programme is the one to choose if you want a broad and varied exploration of the society and culture of Greece and Rome, and their importance for us today, as well as an opportunity to focus on particular areas which might interest you. These include the option to begin learning Greek and/or Latin language (or continue, if you have studied the languages already); all students on this programme will take an exciting new module on Language, Translation, Interpretation, which has been designed to introduce you to the classical languages and to some of the issues involved in translating them to our own times from the world of the Greeks and Romans. Alongside this you will take an ancient history module. The first year shares with our other programmes the two core modules entitled Remembering Athens and Monuments and Memory in the Age of Augustus, which will introduce you to classical Athens and early imperial Rome, seen from a variety of perspectives and different forms of evidence, literary, historical, and visual: the focus of these modules is the theme of memory, the different ways in which Greeks and Romans remembered their own past, and in which they have transmitted that memory across the centuries to the present day. This same theme will be continued and developed in the second and third years of your programme, with modules entitled The Traditions of Epic and Myth, Memory and History. You can broaden and complete your first year programme by selecting other modules concerned with ancient philosophy or art and archaeology, or choosing topics which interest you from modules available in other Departments; and in your second and third years you will continue, besides the core theme of ‘memory’, to have a wide choice of modules embracing the literature, history and philosophy of the Greeks and Romans.
Look at the table below to see the lay-out of the Classical Past programme; but remember that some modules may change in future years, and what is set out here is only a guide.
|Module 1||Module 2||Module 3||Module 4||Module 5||Module 6|
|Year 1||Remembering Athens||Monuments and Memory in the Age of Augustus||Language, Translation, Interpretation|| chosen from other first-year Classics modules
||chosen from other modules in this or another Department (including Beginners Latin or Greek).|
|Year 2||Traditions of Epic||A second-year Ancient History module
||chosen from other second-year Classics modules
||chosen from other modules in this or another Department (including Latin or Greek).|
|Year 3||Myth, Memory and History||A third-year Ancient History module||chosen from other third-year Classics modules||Dissertation||chosen from other modules in this or another Department (including Latin or Greek).|
Here are the official regulations for the Classical Past.