Classics, Greek and Latin
Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2014 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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This subject is taught by the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies.
Emperor Marcus Aurelius tells us, "All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion." But in Classical Studies, research into ancient Greece and Rome is more alive than ever. From language to democracy, the foundation of Western culture is in the classical world.
At Victoria, you can take a Bachelor of Arts (BA) major in Classical Studies, Greek or Latin. No previous understanding of either Latin or Greek is required. You will get a comprehensive training in rigorous thinking, analysis, and the understanding of complex issues, as well as an invaluable education in the literature, history, myth, and art of the ancient world.
Classical Studies also provides insights into other subjects such as English, Philosophy, Art History, and Religious Studies. "What follows is ever closely linked to what precedes," Marcus Aurelius also said. Go deep into the past and you will understand the future.
Students wanting to major in Classical Studies are encouraged to include some Latin or Greek courses in their degree.
BA major requirements
- 40 points from CLAS 100-199
- 40 points from CLAS 200-299
- 40 points from CLAS 300-399
- 20 further points from CLAS 200-399
The overall programme of study must include at least 20 points from each of the following groups:
- CLAS 101, 203, 204, 210, 211, 303, 304, 310, 311
- CLAS 102, 202, 209, 302, 309
- CLAS 104, 105, 207, 208, 307, 308
Please note: One 100-level CLAS course may be replaced by one of LATI 103 or LATI 213 or GREE 112. The Programme director may approve the inclusion of CLAS 212/312 in any of the groups 1 to 3 depending on the subject of this course in any given year. CLAS 213/313 may fulfil the requirements of group 1 or group 3.
CLAS 101 is also recommended for students majoring in Latin.
- CLAS 104 and 40 points from GREE 100-199
- 40 points from GREE 200-299
- 40 points from GREE 300-399
- CLAS 105, LATI 103*, LATI 104
- 40 points from LATI 200-299**
- 40 points from LATI 300-399
*With approval, CLAS 101 may be included instead of LATI 103.
**Students approved to begin at 200 level are required to do 40 further points from LATI 300-399.
Postgraduate qualifications in Classical Studies, Greek or Latin
For information specific to Classical Studies, Greek and Latin, please see our Postgraduate Study page. For information about the postgraduate qualifications, please click on the Faculty links below.
You can order more information on this subject using our Request for Study Material form.
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Contact the Humanities and Social Sciences' Faculty Student and Academic Services Office for information on admission, qualifications and courses, course advice and selection criteria, exemptions and prerequisites.
Classical Studies, Greek and Latin courses are taught within the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies. Classics Programme Staff.
Classics Office: Old Kirk, OK 508.
Phone: 0-4-463 5807
Phone: 0-4-463 5319
For a complete course listing, see the list of all Classical Studies, Greek and Latin courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
CLAS 101 – Greek Literature, Myth and Society
CLAS 102 – Greek Art: Myth and Culture
CLAS 104 – Greek History
CLAS 105 – Roman History
GREE 112 – Introduction to Greek
GREE 113 – Elementary Greek
LATI 103 – Introduction to Latin
LATI 104 – Elementary Latin
|200 Level Courses|
CLAS 202 – Etruscan and Roman Art
CLAS 203 – Greek and Roman Drama
CLAS 204 – Greek Mythology
CLAS 207 – Roman Social History
CLAS 208 – Greek Social History
CLAS 209 – Bronze Age Aegean Art and Archaeology
CLAS 210 – Greek and Roman Epic
CLAS 211 – Myth and Storytelling
CLAS 212 – Special Topic
CLAS 213 – Troy and the Trojan War
GREE 215 – Intermediate Greek
GREE 216 – Greek Literature
LATI 213 – Latin Literature and Language A
LATI 214 – Latin Literature and Language B
|300 Level Courses|
CLAS 302 – Etruscan and Roman Art
CLAS 303 – Greek and Roman Drama
CLAS 304 – Greek Mythology
CLAS 307 – Roman Social History
CLAS 308 – Greek Social History
CLAS 309 – Bronze Age Aegean Art and Archaeology
CLAS 310 – Greek and Roman Epic
CLAS 311 – Myth and Storytelling
CLAS 312 – Special Topic
CLAS 313 – Troy and the Trojan War
CLAS 320 – Greek Field Trip
GREE 315 – Advanced Greek Literature A
GREE 316 – Advanced Greek Literature B
LATI 330 – Advanced Latin Literature
LATI 331 – Advanced Latin Literature
LATI 332 – Advanced Latin Literature
LATI 333 – Advanced Latin Literature
|400 Level Courses|
CLAS 401 – Topic in Literary Genre
CLAS 402 – Art
CLAS 404 – Topic in History and Historiography
CLAS 406 – Special Topic
CLAS 420 – Greek Field Trip
CLAS 489 – Research Project
GREE 401 – Greek Prose Texts
GREE 402 – Greek Tragedy
GREE 403 – Greek Verse Texts
GREE 405 – Special Topic
GREE 489 – Research Project
LATI 401 – Latin Prose Texts
LATI 402 – Augustans
LATI 403 – Latin Verse Texts
LATI 405 – Special Topic: Neronian Literature
LATI 489 – Research Project