Studying the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome shows us how our modern world formed. Everything from western politics to philosophy, science to architecture, language to storytelling had their origins in these great civilisations, and there are even connections we can make to current events today that have been experienced in the past.

At UC, you will be able to customise your Classics studies to different topics that interest you, such as art and architecture, politics, drama and written works, ancient language, and even sociology and daily life of the people.

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Department of Classics


Old Chemistry Building, Arts Centre, 3 Hereford St
Christchurch 8013

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Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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