Classics at Cambridge isn’t just studied as a period in the past, but looks at how classical culture, language and philosophy have affected the history of Western civilisation right up to the present day.
Classics is the study of two of the most interesting cultures in world history – those of ancient Greece and Rome – and of those they came into contact with. The Cambridge classics course will help you understand how languages work and are shaped by studying Ancient Greek, Latin and general linguistics. Students will learn to appreciate and critique the great imaginative achievements of Greek and Latin literature and art.
The Cambridge Faculty of Classics is one of the most dynamic of its kind, with an exceptional reputation for teaching and research.
|Courses Written texts are a major source of evidence for classical antiquity, so you study up to 12 ‘target texts’ from the most familiar periods of ancient literature by central authors such as
You also study elements of general subjects to gain a general idea of the ancient world.
Reading and language classes directed by specialist language teachers continue, as required, to extend your knowledge of the ancient languages.
End of year exams test your linguistic and literary comprehension and essay writing skills.This is the preliminary stage of the course.
|Assessment First University examinations:
|Courses You take six papers, including a paper from each of the following four compulsory groups:
Two papers are chosen from four subjects:
|Assessment Part IIA examinations:
|Courses Select 4 papers from a broad range of options:
One paper with a dissertation on a subject of your choice:
|Assessment Part IIB examinations: