Classical Archaeology

Joint Course: Classical Archaeology & Ancient History with Ancient & Modern History


Attending the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History summer school will give you the opportunity to encounter the fascinating civilisations, culture and history of ancient Greek and Roman societies, by studying their written sources, art, architecture and languages. 


Throughout the week you will attend lectures and take part in seminars or debates on a wide range of topics, from the trade and production of Pompeii to the gory details of the Battle of Plataea. There will be workshops in Greek and Latin, focussing on subjects such as how to tell a Roman’s social status from their name or how to analyse basic Greek inscriptions. You will also be able to go behind the scenes at the Ashmolean Museum during a handling session, looking at and discussing objects from the ancient civilisations you have been studying. Throughout the week you will prepare a short essay for a tutorial with one of the tutors here.

Course Details and Requirements
02 July - 07 July 2017
15 places available
No specific subject requirementts
Places to Applicants: 1 in 4
Typical Lessons for this course
Histories, Archaeologies and the “Unbridgeable” Divide
Greek Epigraphy
Ashmolean Museum
Roman Villas
African Princes of the Slave Trade