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Classical Greek courses are organised through the Faculty of Classics. They encompass the study of the ancient Greece - the languages, literature, philosophy, ancient history, art and archaeology. They also cover the influences of classical Greece on the modern world - politics, law, beauty and justice. This breadth makes the study of Classical Greece, indeed all of the Classics, at Cambridge a vibrant, challenging and rewarding experience. It also makes our graduates highly marketable. In the Guardian's last two University Guides to Classics, Cambridge came top in the country overall and for 'Career Prospects'.


Read more at: Writing in the Aegean Bronze Age: the Epigraphy and Interpretation of Linear B
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Writing in the Aegean Bronze Age: the Epigraphy and Interpretation of Linear B

Writing was present in Greece many hundreds of years before the Greek alphabet appeared on the scene. In this seminar we shall first look at the scripts of the Aegean Bronze Age in general and then focus on Linear B, the only script used in the second millennium BC for rendering the Greek language...


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Hellenistic Poetry

These seminars provide an introduction to Greek poetry produced between the death of Alexander and the death of Cleopatra and a close reading of selected passages from the major poets of the period (Callimachus, Theocritus, Apollonius). The course focuses on the ways in which this poetry differs...


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The Byzantine Empire

This course is offered through the Faculty of History's MPhil in Medieval History and provides students with the opportunity to study how the medieval empire of Byzantium both preserved and re-cast its late antique political, cultural and religious heritage. Byzantium was an empire whose rulers...


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Writing Greek and Latin

Prose composition is a valuable tool for learning Greek and Latin: it reinforces our knowledge of the languages and gives us a chance to be creative with them. This course is designed for complete beginners but those who would like to improve their skills are most welcome. Lectures are presented in...


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Greek History: Imperial Athens

Fifth-century Athens is famous for its democracy, its empire, and its cultural achievements in art and literature. But how do these fit together? The course will put Greek and Athenian history from the Persian invasion of Greece in the early fifth century BC to the defeat of Athens in the war with...


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Introduction to Ancient Philosophy: Socrates and Plato

This set of lectures provides an introduction to Ancient Philosophy by focusing initially on the figure of Socrates, who was of seminal importance for most subsequent developments in Greek thought. We will look mainly at Plato’s presentation of this enigmatic figure, a presentation that is often...


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Introduction to Greek Literature

This course of lectures is designed to place the Target Texts in context and to serve as a more general introduction to the study of Greek literature. The structure of the lectures will be broadly chronological, but the focus will be on the cultural and social contexts in which literature was...


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