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Study Classics at Otago

Classical wisdom

Our teaching and research covers a wide range of topics, from art and archaeology, to Greek and Latin studies, to mythology and society.

We offer papers in Classical Studies, as well as language papers in Greek and Latin. We also offer a range of more specialised papers in such areas as Greek and Roman society, Cicero, Alexander the Great, ancient philosophy and Classical art and archaeology, myth, and literature.

Greek and Latin

The Greek and Latin languages are taught from beginners' level on a reading-based approach, leading to the reading of texts from major authors at higher levels.

Research

The School of Athens_Raphael (1509-10)

The Department has a strong research culture, with particular expertise in Alexander the Great, Cicero, Greek religion, Roman Spain and Statius.

Find out more about our ongoing Research

New papers 2015

The Death of Socrates_by Jacques-Louis David (1787)

The Department of Classics is happy to offer six new papers as part of the curriculum from 2015.

Find out more about our new papers

Graduate profiles

Sappho and Alcaeus_by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1881)_

Some of our graduates have gone on to do great things with their Classics degrees.

See our graduate profiles