Combined Honours

Classics

Overview

Discover our range of Classics modules for 2019-20.

This subject offers an introduction to the literature and civilization of the ancient world in Stage 1, followed in Stages 2 and 3 by a wide range of options covering literature, culture, philosophy, and Greek and Roman art and architecture.

Ancient History and Classical Culture are studied entirely in translation.

In addition, for those wishing to learn (or continue to learn) Latin and Greek we provide language modules for all levels from beginners onwards.

Find out about modules available for:

The range of modules offered may change each academic year.

Find reading lists on our website. 

Further information

For further information about this subject, including any pre-requisites, visit the Classics subject page.

You can also contact your Subject Adviser.

 

 

 

 

Stage 1

Find out about Classics and Ancient History modules for Stage 1.

Students study either 40 or 60 credits from the list below in Stage 1.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester 
CAC1012 Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology 20   1
CAC1013 Life and Literature in the Roman Republic 20  2
CAC1014 Tragedy, Comedy & History: The World of Greek Literature 20  1
CAC1015 How Should I Live? Introduction to Ancient Moral Philosophy 20   2
CAH1012 West meets East: Greek History and Society, 776-323 BC 20  1
CAH1014 The Roman world from Romulus to Heraclitus: history and culture from 753 BC to AD 641 20  2

Students interested in studying Greek or Latin should see our Greek and Latin pathways on the tab above.

Stage 2

Find out about Classics and Ancient History modules for Stage 2.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 2.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit Value Semester
CAC2001 Researching the Classics 20 1&2
CAC2046 Poet and King: Virgil's Aeneid and the Age of Augustus 20 2
CAC2051 The Ancient Art of Spin: Classical Rhetoric in Theory and Practice 20 1
CAC2054 Epic Journeys: The Odyssey and Homeric Epic 20 2
CAH2006 Hellenistic Empires from Alexander to Cleopatra 20 1
CAH2007 Caesar's Gift: Rome under the Emperors 20  2
CAH2020 Greek and Roman Religions 20 1
CAH2036 Greeks and Barbarians  20 2
CAH2061 Slavery in Greco-Roman antiquity 20 2

Stage 3

Find out about Classics and Ancient History modules for Stage 3.

Students study either 40, 60 or 80 credits from the list below in Stage 3.

Select the module code for specific module information including the module summary and aims, knowledge and skills you'll gain, and the module leader.

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester
CAC3000  Dissertation 40 1&2
CAC3045  Human Dissection in Antiquity 20 1
CAC3046* Poet and King: Virgil's Aeneid and the Age of Augustus (Note: same module as CAC2046) 20 2
CAC3051* The Ancient Art of Spin: Classical Rhetoric in Theory and Practice (Note: same module as CAC2051) 20 1
CAC3054* Epic Journeys: The Odyssey and Homeric Epic (Note: same module as CAC2054) 20 2
CAH3000 Portfolio in Ancient History II: Dissertation 40 1&2
CAH3010 The Life and Afterlife of Alexander the Great 20  2
CAH3012 Geographical knowledge in the ancient world 20  2
CAH3025 Celluloid History II 20 1
CAH3036 Roman Egypt (Capped at 30) 20 2
CAH3038 Running a Roman City: Urban Administration and Society in Italy, 89 BC-AD 284 20 1

* Modules marked with an asterisk are available to students at both Stage 2 and Stage 3.

 

 

Greek & Latin

Learning either Greek or Latin requires devoting 40 credits worth of modules to the language each year in modules spread over both semesters.

Greek and Latin is taught in four pathways. Students taking Classical language modules shall follow pathway A or B or C or D, depending on their level at entry (to be determined by the Degree Programme Director for Classics, in consultation with the student).

  • Intermediate level at Stage 1
  • Beginners’ level at Stage 1
  • Beginners’ level at Stage 2
  • Beginners’ level at Stage 3

An exemption from the University's Qualification and Credit Framework has been granted to allow the study of Beginners’ and Intermediate Latin and Greek at any stage.

Greek Language

Greek Pathway

 ABCD
Stage 1 CAG1011 CAG1001    
  CAG1012  CAG1002  
Stage 2 CAG2001 CAG1011 CAG1001  
  CAG2002 CAG1012  CAG1002
Stage 3 CAG3001 CAG2001 CAG1011

CAG1001

  CAG3002 CAG3002 CAG1012

CAG1002

Greek modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester
CAG1001 Beginners’ Greek in Action 1 20 1
CAG1002 Beginners’ Greek in Action 2 20 2
CAG1011 Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 1 20 1
CAG1012 Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 2 20 2
CAG2001 Level 2 Greek: Interpretation of Texts 20 1&2
CAG2002 Special Study in Greek Stage 2 20 1&2
CAG3001 Level 3 Greek: Interpretation of Texts 20 1&2
CAG3002 Level 2/3 Greek: Special Study Stage 3 20 1&2

Latin Language

Latin Pathway

 ABCD
Stage 1 CLA1011 CLA1001    
  CLA1012 CLA1002   
Stage 2 CLA2001 CLA1011 CLA1001  
  CLA2002 CLA1012 CLA1002 
Stage 3 CLA3001 CLA2001 CLA1011 CLA1001
  CLA3002 CLA3002 CLA1012 CLA1002

Latin Modules

Module CodeModule Title Credit ValueSemester
CLA1001 Beginners’ Latin in Action 1 20 1
CLA1002 Beginners’ Latin in Action 2 20 2
CLA1011 Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 1 20 1
CLA1012 Intermediate Latin Language and Literature 2 20 2
CLA2001 Level 2 Latin: Interpretation of Texts 20 1&2
CLA2002 Level 2 Latin: Special Study Stage 2 20 1&2
CLA3001 Level 3 Latin: Interpretation of Texts 20 1&2
CLA3002 Level 2/3 Latin: Special Study Stage 3 20 1&2

Those doing 60 or 80 credits in Classics can supplement the language with any selection of the non-language Ancient History or Classical Culture modules.