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Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Roma, IT, Rome Italy
    • QS World University Rankings
      171
    • StatusPublic
    • Research OutputVery High
    • Student/Faculty Ratio23
    • International Students5,960
    • SizeXL
    • Total Faculty3,287

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    The Department of Classics was created in 2010, bringing together archaeological, historical, philological, literary, epigraphic and linguistic disciplines related to antiquity, which had previously been hosted in a range of different departments. As a result of this, the department both promotes and supports constant interaction between the disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches to antiquity.

    With some 70 faculty members, we are one of the largest and most preeminent institutions in the field. We carry out research in all disciplines related to the ancient world, from the Prehistory to the Middle Ages, in Europe, Africa and in the Near and Middle East.

    The Department is organised into three Sections: Archaeology, Greek and Latin Philology and History, Epigraphy and Topography (East and Ancient Mediterranean). It also boasts eight laboratories, a rich research library, with more than 150,000 volumes, divided into four main thematic areas (Archaeology, Classical and Byzantine Philology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Ancient History and Topography), and four museums (Museo dell’Arte Classica, Museo delle Origini, Museo del Vicino Oriente, Museo delle Antichità Etrusche e Italiche), which form part of the Polo Museale Sapienza.

    The Department offers:

    • two BA courses in Italian: Archaeological Science and Classics;

    • two MA courses in Italian: Archaeology; Philology, Literature and History of the Ancient World;

    • one BA course in English: Classics;

    • one MA course in English: Classical Archaeology (distance learning course, in collaboration with Unitelma Sapienza);

    • two PhD courses: in Archaeology and in Philology and History of the ancient world;

    • the School of Specialization in Archaeology;

    • Master of Architecture for Archaeology (in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture).


    The Department of Classics includes several structures, as a library divided in several sections, some laboratories and several museums.
    Structures grant their services to the students according to timetables and accessing modes as reported in their respective webpages:
    - Libraries. The Library is divided in multiple sections, covering the following thematic areas: Archaeology Classical and Byzantine Philology Paleethnology History and Ancient Topography
    - Lectures halls. The Lectures halls include: Aula Odeion (Faculty - Ground Floor - Museo dell'Arte Classica, 194 seats) Aula Partenone (Faculty - Ground Floor - Museo dell'Arte Classica, 114 seats) Aula XXII (Faculty - 3rd Floor, 110 seats) Aula Museo delle Origini (Faculty -1 Floor - Museo delle Origini, 30 seats) Auletta di archeologia (Faculty - Ground Floor - Museo dell'Arte Classica, 30 seats) Aula Museo delle Antichità Etrusco-Italiche (Faculty -1 Floor - Museo delle Antichità Etrusco-Italiche, 30 seats) Aula A "Luigi Enrico Rossi" Faculty (2nd Floor, 22 seats) Every classroom is provided with wi-fi connection, has a tabletop PC, projection, sound and streaming system. One graphic tablet is provided in each classroom, to be delivered by personnel.
    - Laboratories. The thematic laboratories provided to the students by the department: Technological and functional analyses of prehistoric artefacts Cartography Epigraphy Digital photogrammetry and archaeological remote sensing Museum of the Etruscan and Italic antiques Antiques' sciences and restoration Studio delle Produzioni artigianali, dell’Architettura e dei Paesaggi storici (PAP) Near East

    Sapienza is located in the heart of Rome, the capital of Italy. Rome is a city of a mesmerizing beauty, with a long history, a vibrant life style and the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches in the world. Over 16% of the world’s cultural treasures are located in Rome (70% in Italy). As a part of Europe, Italy allows international students to travel and study across the Schengen Area, which includes 26 countries.

    Throughout the course of the year, Sapienza organises a myriad cultural, social and sporting activities to encourage students to conduct a well-rounded social life. These include: The “MuSa” orchestras, choirs and jazz ensembles, Sapienza Theatron-Ancient Theatre Group, the RadioSapienza web-radio station and a wide range of sports facilities.

    Particularly important for Classics students is the Theatron project, which aims to spread and share the unique experience of classical Greek and Latin theater in its different forms and in its modern reinterpretations. The project consists of two laboratories, one for translation and one for staging. Students, employees and teachers of Sapienza participate in these workshops. The representations of ancient tragedies and comedies are very successful and are an important moment of sharing for the entire community of Sapienza.


    Graduates can aspire to be future researchers with a solid theoretical and practical training in archaeological disciplines within European and Middle-Eastern territories. The acquired knowledge and competencies will allow the graduates to be employed as professional archaeologists, cultural experts, even as directors, in a wide range of potential public and private institutions, such as those concerned with cultural heritage management, protection and valorisation, e.g. museums, archaeological sites, local authorities managing cultural projects; public administrations; universities and other academic and research entities; archaeological excavations associations or cooperatives; organisations working in the field of tourism, history, architecture, art; entities engaged in the promotion of archaeological heritages at national or inter-national level; entities dealing with communication activities pertaining archaeological topics; specialized publishing houses, journals and media.

    Graduates will be also able to advance in their academic career and/or coordinate national and international programs and projects promoting the archaeological heritage in European and extra-European countries and valorising, also the cultural heritage and the related touristic offer.  

    About

    The Department of Classics was created in 2010, bringing together archaeological, historical, philological, literary, epigraphic and linguistic disciplines related to antiquity, which had previously been hosted in a range of different departments. As a result of this, the department both promotes and supports constant interaction between the disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches to antiquity.

    With some 70 faculty members, we are one of the largest and most preeminent institutions in the field. We carry out research in all disciplines related to the ancient world, from the Prehistory to the Middle Ages, in Europe, Africa and in the Near and Middle East.

    The Department is organised into three Sections: Archaeology, Greek and Latin Philology and History, Epigraphy and Topography (East and Ancient Mediterranean). It also boasts eight laboratories, a rich research library, with more than 150,000 volumes, divided into four main thematic areas (Archaeology, Classical and Byzantine Philology, Prehistoric Archaeology, Ancient History and Topography), and four museums (Museo dell’Arte Classica, Museo delle Origini, Museo del Vicino Oriente, Museo delle Antichità Etrusche e Italiche), which form part of the Polo Museale Sapienza.

    The Department offers:

    • two BA courses in Italian: Archaeological Science and Classics;

    • two MA courses in Italian: Archaeology; Philology, Literature and History of the Ancient World;

    • one BA course in English: Classics;

    • one MA course in English: Classical Archaeology (distance learning course, in collaboration with Unitelma Sapienza);

    • two PhD courses: in Archaeology and in Philology and History of the ancient world;

    • the School of Specialization in Archaeology;

    • Master of Architecture for Archaeology (in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture).


    The Department of Classics includes several structures, as a library divided in several sections, some laboratories and several museums.
    Structures grant their services to the students according to timetables and accessing modes as reported in their respective webpages:
    - Libraries. The Library is divided in multiple sections, covering the following thematic areas: Archaeology Classical and Byzantine Philology Paleethnology History and Ancient Topography
    - Lectures halls. The Lectures halls include: Aula Odeion (Faculty - Ground Floor - Museo dell'Arte Classica, 194 seats) Aula Partenone (Faculty - Ground Floor - Museo dell'Arte Classica, 114 seats) Aula XXII (Faculty - 3rd Floor, 110 seats) Aula Museo delle Origini (Faculty -1 Floor - Museo delle Origini, 30 seats) Auletta di archeologia (Faculty - Ground Floor - Museo dell'Arte Classica, 30 seats) Aula Museo delle Antichità Etrusco-Italiche (Faculty -1 Floor - Museo delle Antichità Etrusco-Italiche, 30 seats) Aula A "Luigi Enrico Rossi" Faculty (2nd Floor, 22 seats) Every classroom is provided with wi-fi connection, has a tabletop PC, projection, sound and streaming system. One graphic tablet is provided in each classroom, to be delivered by personnel.
    - Laboratories. The thematic laboratories provided to the students by the department: Technological and functional analyses of prehistoric artefacts Cartography Epigraphy Digital photogrammetry and archaeological remote sensing Museum of the Etruscan and Italic antiques Antiques' sciences and restoration Studio delle Produzioni artigianali, dell’Architettura e dei Paesaggi storici (PAP) Near East

    Sapienza is located in the heart of Rome, the capital of Italy. Rome is a city of a mesmerizing beauty, with a long history, a vibrant life style and the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches in the world. Over 16% of the world’s cultural treasures are located in Rome (70% in Italy). As a part of Europe, Italy allows international students to travel and study across the Schengen Area, which includes 26 countries.

    Throughout the course of the year, Sapienza organises a myriad cultural, social and sporting activities to encourage students to conduct a well-rounded social life. These include: The “MuSa” orchestras, choirs and jazz ensembles, Sapienza Theatron-Ancient Theatre Group, the RadioSapienza web-radio station and a wide range of sports facilities.

    Particularly important for Classics students is the Theatron project, which aims to spread and share the unique experience of classical Greek and Latin theater in its different forms and in its modern reinterpretations. The project consists of two laboratories, one for translation and one for staging. Students, employees and teachers of Sapienza participate in these workshops. The representations of ancient tragedies and comedies are very successful and are an important moment of sharing for the entire community of Sapienza.


    Graduates can aspire to be future researchers with a solid theoretical and practical training in archaeological disciplines within European and Middle-Eastern territories. The acquired knowledge and competencies will allow the graduates to be employed as professional archaeologists, cultural experts, even as directors, in a wide range of potential public and private institutions, such as those concerned with cultural heritage management, protection and valorisation, e.g. museums, archaeological sites, local authorities managing cultural projects; public administrations; universities and other academic and research entities; archaeological excavations associations or cooperatives; organisations working in the field of tourism, history, architecture, art; entities engaged in the promotion of archaeological heritages at national or inter-national level; entities dealing with communication activities pertaining archaeological topics; specialized publishing houses, journals and media.

    Graduates will be also able to advance in their academic career and/or coordinate national and international programs and projects promoting the archaeological heritage in European and extra-European countries and valorising, also the cultural heritage and the related touristic offer.  

    University highlights

    Sapienza University of Rome is one of the top Public universities in Rome, Italy. It is ranked #171 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

    QS World University Rankings

    • 2012
      #216
    • 2014
      #=196
    • 2015
      #=202
    • 2016
      #=213
    • 2017
      #=223
    • 2018
      #215
    • 2019
      #217
    • 2020
      #203
    • 2021
      #171
    • 2022
      #171

    Ranking criteria

    47.2
    Overall
    76.5
    Academic Reputation
    55.9
    Citations per Faculty
    38.4
    Employer Reputation
    4.2
    Faculty Student Ratio
    1.4
    International Faculty Ratio
    10
    International Students Ratio

    Student & Staff

    Total students
    76,453

    43%
    57%

    International students
    5,960

    59%
    41%

    Total faculty staff
    3,287

    83
    3204

    Total students
    76,453

    43%
    57%

    International students
    5,960

    59%
    41%

    Total faculty staff
    3,287

    3204
    83

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