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Modules in Classics and Ancient History

1st year modules / 2nd year core module / 3rd year core module / List A modules / List B modules

1st Year Modules:

2nd Year Core Module:

  • Hellenistic World (CX251-30)
  • Study in Europe Degrees: Core module from the Italian dept.: Either IT201 (which relpaces former IT211) progressing from IT101 or IT108) or IT301 (progressing from IT107)

3rd Year Core Module:

2nd/3rd Year Options [modules available in 2021/22 are in bold - minimum of 5 students required for a module to run]:

  • Ancient History (List A)

  1. City of Rome (CX248-30/CX348-30)
  2. Democracy and Imperialism (CX235-30/CX335-30)
  3. Food & Drink in the Ancient Mediterranean (CX252-30/CX352-30) [
  4. Greek Religion (CX262-30/CX362-30)
  5. History of Medicine in the Ancient World CX257-30/CX357-30)
  6. Receptions of Antiquity: East and West (CX211-30/CX311-30)
  7. Roman Economy (CX260-30/CX360-30)
  8. The Roman Empire from Tiberius to Hadrian (also available as Latin text option) (CX244-30/CX344-30) [2021/22]
  9. Transformation of Roman Society under Augustus (also available as Latin text option) (CX255-30/CX355-30)
  10. The Roman Empire from Antoninus to Constantine (CX263-30/CX363-30) [2021/22]
  11. From Confucius to Constantine: Ancient Global History (CX 270-30/370-30)
  12. Sexuality & Gender in Antiquity (available as a Greek text option) (CX247-30/CX347-30) [2021/22]
  13. Retelling Myths in Greek and Roman Art (CX281-15/CX381-15) (15 CAT, Terms 2/3) [2021/22]

  14. Public Engagement in Classics (CX276-15, CX376-15) (15 CAT, Terms 2/3) [2021/22]

  • Archaeology, Art, Architecture (List A)

  1. Art & Architecture of Asia Minor (CX232-30/CX332-30)
  2. Coinage of Greece & Rome (CX246-30/CX346-30)
  3. Domestic Space in the Roman World (CX254-30/CX354-30)
  4. Principles and Methods of Classical Archaeology (CX233-30/CX333-30) [2021/22]
  5. Roman Near East (available as Latin texts option) (CX209-30/CX309-30)
  6. Sanctuaries and Sacred Topographies of Ancient Greece (CX277-15/CX377-15) (15 CATS, Term 1) [2021/22]

  7. The Archaeology of Athens and Attica (CX 278-15/CX378-15) (15 CATS, Term 2-3) [2021/22]

  • Literature in Translation or the Original Language (List B)

  1. The Politics of Archaic and Classical Greek Literature: New Mythologies of the Social (available as a Greek texts option, Terms 2/3) (CX266-15/CX366-15) [2021/22]
  2. Sexuality & Gender in Antiquity (available as a Greek text option) (CX247-30/CX347-30) [2021/22]
  3. Humanism and early modern Latin texts (Latin text option only) (CX261-30/ CX361-30)
  4. Ancient Greek Theatre (available as Greek-text option) (CX267-30/CX367-30)
  5. The Vulnerable Body in Roman Literature and Thought (available as Latin text option) (CX264-30/CX364-30)
  6. Space and Place in Greek Literature (available as Greek text option) (CX 269-30/369-30) 
  7. Roman Laughter (available as a Latin text option) (CX 268-30/368-30) 

  8. Rhetorics: from classical Rhetoric to modern communication (available as Latin text option) (CX271-30/CX371-30)
  9. Africa and the Making of Classical Literature (available as Latin text option) (CX273-30/CX373-30)
  10. Songs, Texts, Theories: Greek Lyric Poetry (available as Greek text option) (CX272-30/CX372-30)
  11. Epic & Epyllion (Available as a Latin text option) (CX230-30/CX330-30)
  12. Horace, Authority and Authoritarianism (available as a Latin text option, 15 CATS Term 1)(CX282-15, CX382-15) [2021/22]
  13. Metamorphosis in Latin Poetry (available as a Latin text option, 15 CATS Terms 2/3) (CX280-15, CX380-15) [2021/22]
  14. Greek Myth: Narratives, Sources, Approaches (CX279-15, CX379-15)(15 CAT, available as a Greek Text Option, Term 1) [2021/22]

  15. Retelling Myths in Greek and Roman Art (CX281-15/CX381-15) (15 CAT, Terms 2/3) [2021/22]

  16. Public Engagement in Classics (CX276-15, CX376-15) (15 CAT, Terms 2/3) [2021/22]

  • Greek & Latin Texts in the Original (List B)

  1. Greek Language (CX120-30/CX220-30/CX320-30)
  2. Greek Language & Literature (CX126-30/CX226-30/CX326-30)
  3. Greek Literary Texts (CX106-30/CX206-30/CX306-30)
  4. Latin Language & Literature (CX101-30/CX201-30/CX301-30)
  5. Latin Literary Texts (CX136-30/CX236-30/CX336-30)

Study in Europe Degree 4th Year students returning from Italy: you may opt to take an Italian module, either IT301 (progressing from IT211) or IT401 (progressing from IT301)

Important notice: advice for second and third year students on taking language modules

Students are permitted to take language modules taught at the University's Language Centre (located on the ground floor of Humanities). However, students are not permitted to take Language Centre modules whose levels are lower than university-level study. These can instead be studied in your spare time in every year of study. For your degree, students can take a language at the Language Centre at Level 5 Advanced 1 in their second year; and Level 6 Advanced 2 in their third year [information on levels]. Students may opt for an Accelerated Beginners' 'Academic language module' at the Language Centre, provided that they have not registered to take more than 30 CATS at this level (or as 1-coded external module) over their Honours-level years of study (ie Year 2 or above). Students who want to study a Language Centre module as part of their degree need to speak to their personal tutor, in order to obtain approval from the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students may, however, also investigate academic modules in Italian, German or Spanish within the School for Modern Languages and Cultures.

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Module Selection Form 2021/22 

Open from Monday 10th May 2021 at 12pm, closes Friday 28th May 2021 at 12pm