Greek & Roman Civilization explores the Classical World, through history, literature, art, archaeology, mythology and philosophy. You do not need any previous knowledge of the subject, nor will you have to learn the ancient languages.
Latin and Greek allow you to learn a language from scratch or develop your existing knowledge. Learn to read works by authors such as Cicero, Homer, Ovid, Plato, Sophocles and Virgil, in their original languages.
For more information regarding this course, please click School of Classics
Greek & Roman Civilization
First Year Modules include:
- Classical Greece
- Age of Augustus
- War and the Hero (Homer and Virgil)
- Lost Cities of the Ancient World.
Second & Final Years:
- Alexander the Great
- Greek Tragedy
- Heracles the Hero
- Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians
- Minoans and Mycenaeans
- Epic after Virgil
- The Oedipus Myth
- Eating and Drinking in Antiquity
- Family Life in Ancient Greece
- Magic in the Ancient World
There is also the opportunity at the end of first or second year to go to Greece on our study tour.
You can begin the study of Latin in first year, or develop existing knowledge from Leaving Certificate or equivalent, through modules on language, literature and culture. Authors studied include Virgil, Cicero, Tacitus and Livy.
We offer a language programme for beginners leading to the study of authors such as Homer, Plato, Lysias, Sophocles, Thucydides and Euripides.
Students attend lectures and tutorials, and undertake independent reading and study. Some modules are taught in small classes. Assessment is through class tests, exams and coursework essays.
Graduates have highly valued skills including research and data analysis, presentation and discussion of opposing viewpoints, and writing English to a high standard. Graduates have pursued various careers, such as:
You can continue your study of the ancient world at UCD, with a taught MA in Classics and a research degree – MLitt or PhD. For details, see www.ucd.ie/classics/postgraduateprogrammes