Welcome to Classics
in Edinburgh, "the Athens of the North".
We are a strong and energetic team of fourteen
permanent, full-time academic staff located
within the School
of History, Classics and Archaeology.
Our teaching and research interests
range from the cultures, literatures and
histories of ancient Greece, Italy, and
the Near East to the archaeology of Roman
Britain, the Athenian acropolis and late
antique Rome - to name but a few.
At Edinburgh you
can study all aspects of traditional and
modern Classics, at both undergraduate and
graduate levels, including Greek and Latin
language and literature, ancient history
as well as classical art and archaeology.
Classics at Edinburgh continues
its long and proud tradition of offering
the widest choice of subjects and approaches
in Classics of any university in Scotland.
We are a dedicated
teaching team and proud of our students'
recognition of our efforts in both lecture
theatre and classroom.
the first ever EUSA Teaching Awards (2009),
Classics was voted BEST
DEPARTMENT by the student body. Individual
runner-up awards also went to Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
(Best Dissertation Supervisor) and Dr Michael
Lurie (Best Teacher of Employable Skills).
All in Classics are proud and delighted
with the results and thank the students
for their support and initiative. For details
here. What did they say? Click
here to find out.
But at Edinburgh,
students can also benefit from a lively
programme of Study
Abroad, as well as staff-led study trips.
Recents visits have included Tunisia, Athens,