Classical Archaeology

The Classical Archaeology programme will give you the opportunity to encounter the fascinating civilisations, culture and history of ancient Greek and Roman societies, through a wide range of different kinds of evidence: art, architecture, domestic artefacts, inscriptions on stone, and literary sources. The course will be focused around the broad theme of death and burial in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

You will take part in lectures and seminars on a wide range of topics, from the world of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey down to the later Roman empire. You will also have a chance to consider material from some of the many other cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, and to think about the ancient world from archaeological, historical and literary perspectives.