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MA in Classical Studies free course icon

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MA in Classical Studies

This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds ? their literature, history, archaeology, languages and material culture ? through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. You'll investigate the different disciplinary areas within Classical Studies, and you will come into direct contact with a wide range of evidence from classical antiquity including literary texts and material artefacts, which you'll examine from multiple theoretical and methodological perspectives. You will also acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Greco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study, culminating in a dissertation.

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BA (Honours) Classical Studies free course icon

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BA (Honours) Classical Studies

The ancient Greek and Roman worlds have given us a heritage of extraordinary richness and diversity. This accessible and rewarding course explores classical literature, history, culture, philosophy, art and archaeology through key places and periods ? including Pompeii, Roman Britain, Classical Athens, and Republican and Imperial Rome. Your understanding of many aspects of the modern world will be enhanced, as you'll be provided with new perspectives on contemporary societies and cultures.

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Diploma of Higher Education in Classical Studies

This accessible and rewarding course explores the literature, language, art and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. The topics that you will cover include the Homeric epics, Athenian tragedy and its reception in the modern world, Roman poetry and politics, and the archaeology of Pompeii and Roman Britain. You will also study classical Latin.

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The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This free course, The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective, explores why this area of research has been traditionally under-represented and highlights the ways in which archaeology can contribute to this fast-growing field of study.

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4 hrs
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History How-to videos: Metal detection

What are the attractions of metal detection to the historian?

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5 mins
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History How-to videos: Crash sites

The sites of Second World War plane crashes aren't just of historical interest - they may also be graveyards or bomb sites. How should you approach them?

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5 mins
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What is a Sardinian dig telling us about female mobility of the Phoenicians? article icon

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What is a Sardinian dig telling us about female mobility of the Phoenicians?

DNA and archaology are coming together to reveal how multicultural a great Empire was.

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An introduction to material culture

This free course, An introduction to material culture, introduces the study of material culture. It asks why we should study things and outlines some basic approaches to studying objects.

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2 hrs
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Vikings - just misunderstood?

Vikings weren't just raiders and pillagers - they were pioneers of craft and trade.

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OU on the BBC: BBC Inside Science – Ancient inhabitants of Britain

In the first episode of 2014, BBC Inside Science takes you back in history to explore the very ancient human occupation of Britain.

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Latin graffiti at Pompeii

The writing's on the wall—read the graffiti left by residents of the ancient town of Pompeii, preserved by a volcanic eruption

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15 mins
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Timewatch and the mystery of Stonehenge: Debate

How do you set about understanding the motivation of people who lived thousands of years ago? That was the task for Timewatch.

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30 mins
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