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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

University of Oxford

Wellington Square, Oxford, GB, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    2
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months

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The course combines study of the history, archaeology and art of the classical world. It examines the societies and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean through written texts, visual art and material remains, and has at its centre the two classical cultures of Greece and Rome. This course is designed for anyone interested in investigating ancient civilisations and their remains: from Greek temples and Roman amphitheatres to wall paintings and the poignant residues of everyday life. While it is primarily a historical and non-linguistic degree, ancient languages can be used and learned as part of the course. Teaching is delivered through a mixture of tutorials, lectures and classes. Some cover specifically archaeological or historical approaches to ancient Mediterranean cultures, but the degree is unique in also offering courses that combine both approaches. In every year of the course there are classes led by both an archaeologist and a historian, which are designed to give an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the topics studied.