Classics and ancient history

Exploring the ancient Mediterranean

Examine the rich history, culture and languages of ancient Greece and Rome.

Why study classics and ancient history?

Study of the ancient Greek and Roman world offers insight into a region of fascinating cultures, from Spain and Morocco in the West to Turkey, Syria and Egypt in the East.

This interdisciplinary field of study lets you bring together historical, cultural and language subjects to better understand the Mediterranean region's past.

Learn about the origins of democracy, gladiatorial games, mythology, megalomaniacal emperors, ancient warfare and more.

To view the variety of subjects available in this discipline see the 2018 Handbook.

Where can classics and ancient history take me?

You will develop writing, presentation, research and analytical skills that will be useful in many different areas of employment including heritage work, education, marketing, journalism, heritage, library and gallery work.

Why La Trobe?

  • Be among the best: La Trobe is ranked in the top 100 in the world for History subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016).
  • La Trobe is home to the A.D Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies, attracting leaders in the field and offering with conferences, lectures and seminars.
  • Utilise La Trobe's Trendall archives a unique resource for researching the ancient world.
  • Study abroad by participating in international project work and study tours through our international partnerships.

You can study this as part of a Bachelor of Arts. View all majors

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