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Department of Classics and Ancient History

Ancient History

Ancient History (V110)

If you are primarily interested in the history of the Greeks and Romans, this is the programme to choose. 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 (not just historical) and different forms of evidence, and prepare you for a wide range of more specifically historical modules about politics and society in the ancient world available in your second and third years: at least half your programme in these years will concentrate on historical topics, and in your final year you will write a dissertation on a subject of your choice. In the first year you may also begin learning Greek or Latin (or continue, if you have studied the languages already), or select a module on Language, Translation, Interpretation, which will introduce you to some of the issues involved in using source material in translation and, more widely, in moving between our own world and that of the Greco-Roman past. Alongside this, you may choose a first-year ancient history module. 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.

Look at the table below to see the lay-out of the Ancient History programme; but remember that some modules may change in future years, and what is set out here is only a guide.

  Module 1Module 2Module 3Module 4Module 5Module 6
Year 1 Remembering Athens Monuments and Memory in the Age of Augustus Language, Translation and Interpretation or a first-year Ancient History module chosen from modules in this Department chosen from other module(s) in this Department or another.
Year 2 Three second-year core Ancient History modules, at least one Greek and one Roman chosen from modules in this Department  chosen from other module(s) in this Department or another
Year 3 Two third-year core Ancient History modules Dissertation  chosen from other module(s) in this Department or another

Click here to read about the choice of modules available in the department.

Here are the official regulations for Ancient History.