The brilliantly creative eras of Greek and Roman culture laid the foundation of Western society. Classics courses teach the Latin and Greek languages, and the history, literature and art of the ancient world. We study the drama, poetry and philosophy of writers like Homer, Aeschylus, Virgil and Plato; and the politics, warfare and government of leaders who shaped our thinking about issues that still concern us today.
Explore the department's taught and thesis-based courses and qualifications.
Undergraduate and postgraduate Classics students have access to a unique collection of antiquities and a lively student scene.
News, events and seminars
On Monday, 9 August Dr Patrick O’Sullivan was interviewed by Susie Ferguson on Morning Report to discuss the use of 3D printing for the Classics Department’s collection of ancient Mediterranean artefacts which feature in many courses offered by the department.
UC has received a substantial donation to support the relocation of Music Performance, Classics and the James Logie Collection of antiquities to the Arts Centre.
Department of Classics staff
are located in Logie, Level 6