Two Subject Moderatorship (TSM)
Classics contributes these four distinctive subjects to the Trinity joint honors arts degree (the Two Subject Moderatorship, or TSM). TSM offers you the opportunity to study two subjects as part of a four-year degree. Your degree is awarded in both subjects, and you choose to specialize (major) in one of the two in your final year.
In the creation of modern Mediterranean identities the history and material record of the Greek and Roman world have been profoundly important. We have designed this programme for students with a particular interest in the history, archaeology and art history of the Greeks and Romans and the relationships with their Mediterranean and Near Eastern neighbours. All ancient sources are studied in translation. There are also options to earn academic credits through doing practical archaeological work or an approved study tour to the Mediterranean.
Virtually every genre of modern literature and mode of philosophical enquiry has roots in the Classical past. The programme in Classical Civilisation examines the cultures of Greece and Rome through a detailed study of the literature and thought of those civilisations. Topics studied include ancient drama, epic and lyric poetry, philosophy and cultural issues such as the place of women and the role of literature in ancient societies. All authors are studied in translation and are placed within the social, religious and political context of their times.
In choosing to study ancient Greek you will be learning to read, in the original language, the literature, thought and culture of one of the civilisations that shaped the western world. During your studies you will read a wide variety of texts, including epic, tragedy, comedy, philosophy and history writing. Whether you are taking up ancient Greek as a beginner or continuing your language studies, the main emphasis of the course is on studying ancient texts both as literature and as a gateway into culture and thought.
As the language of the Romans, Latin literature and thought has played a key role in the shaping of the western world, as well as being the most influential language in European history. You will read, in the original language, a wide range of texts, including epic, love poetry, satire, political and historical writing. Whether you are taking up Latin as a beginner or continuing your language studies, the main emphasis of the course is on studying ancient texts both as literature and as a gateway into culture and thought