Classics Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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On successful completion of this major, students will be able to:

  • apply appropriate skills and methodologies for the reading and translating of Ancient Greek and Latin texts; and
  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the vocabulary, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the Ancient Greek and Latin languages; and
  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of the literature of ancient Greece and Rome in the original languages; and
  • identify and engage critically with scholarship in the field of Classics; and
  • approach all evidence about classical literatures, cultures and societies with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values; and
  • articulate the relationship between different classical Greek and Latin texts and the social, historical and cultural contexts that produced them; and
  • communicate translations and interpretations of classical Greek and Latin texts effectively, both orally and in writing; and
  • work effectively, in groups and independently, to identify, discuss and critically analyse key issues in the interpretation of classical Greek and Latin texts.

Course Description

Offered by the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

In this major you will study the languages of Ancient Greek and Latin, and explore ancient culture by reading ancient Greek and Roman texts in their original languages. You will progress through one or both of these languages from beginner through to advanced levels. 


  • Archaeology and history
  • Curatorship, heritage and tourism
  • Teaching
  • Academia and research
  • Translation and publishing
  • Communications
  • Diplomacy
  • Government and policy

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