Classics is the study of the two cultures whose influence in art, architecture, literature, history, and thought laid the foundations for Western Civilisation.
Classics at Otago is a single major subject which combines Classical Studies, Greek, and Latin. You can do any combination of papers from these three subjects which suits you. No previous knowledge of Classics is required. We teach both Greek and Latin as beginners' courses, and encourage our students to include some language papers in their Classics major.
Classics as an interdisciplinary subject
Classics is a self-contained interdisciplinary study. Whether your interests are in myth, history, language, literature, drama, philosophy, or art and architecture, you will find something to interest and to challenge you.
Study in Classics is offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level (including Honours).
Resources for students
The following documents are designed to help students with their Classics essays. They include notes on essay structure, referencing, bibliographies and more:
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