Classics and classical studies
Journey from archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, all around the Mediterranean world and beyond.
Classics courses combine the study of Greek and Latin literature and language, immersing students in two kinds of literature of enormous richness that have provided inspiration for so many areas of later western literature, culture and thought.
Classical studies courses explore all aspects of the Greek and Roman world, including not just literature but also art, architecture, philosophy, religion and responses to the Greeks and Romans from the Renaissance to the modern world.
The University of St Andrews has been a centre for classical studies since its foundation in 1413, and the School of Classics continues to build on its reputation for both teaching and research.
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