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Joint Honors Classical Civilisation

This course examines the culture of Greece and Rome through a detailed study of the literature and thought of those civilisations. Topics include ancient drama, epic and lyric poetry, philosophy, and cultural issues such as issues of gender and sexuality, power and politics, and the role of literature in ancient society. All authors are studied in translation, and are placed within the social, religious and political context of their times. The Classical Civilisation syllabus also includes courses in mythology, history, and in art and architecture in the first year.