Explore the worlds of ancient Greece and Rome – their arts, literature and thought.


Study classics at The University of Adelaide

Study the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome in the only classics discipline in South Australia. As a classics student at The University of Adelaide, you will discover the history, art and culture of ancient times and have exclusive access to the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

As a classics student you will:

  • Discover what is "classical" about the ancient world
  • Explore the culture, art, society, religions, literature and political ideas of ancient Greece and Rome
  • Acquire a knowledge of the ancient world and an appreciation of its legacy
  • Improve your language skills by studying a semester of Latin on campus
  • Develop skills in close reading and interpretation of source material
  • Access exclusive materials at our Departmental Museum  - the largest collection of artefacts from ancient Greece and Rome in South Australia.

A member of the Group of Eight – a grouping of the most prestigious universities in Australia, The University of Adelaide has a history of excellence in research and teaching. Our academic staff are leading experts in their field and active researchers. Our Department of Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History offers students a unique learning environment with our neighbours the Art Gallery of South Australia and the South Australian Museum, as well as exclusive access to our Departmental Museum.

Career path

  • Curatorship
  • Museum and gallery worker
  • Librarianship
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Cultural tourism
  • Public service
  • Advertising
  • Publishing
  • Research

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