Classics and Ancient History
The Classics Department at Warwick is one of the best in the UK. Its international reputation rests on its innovative and intensive teaching and on research which continues to open up new aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity and its importance in later history. At the same time there is an emphasis on traditional skills: all our degree programmes enable students to begin an ancient language, or to advance their knowledge of Latin and Greek. Graduate students at Warwick have been successful in securing studentships and conference funding from the University's Humanities Research Centre as well as from the AHRC and other sources. The Department also offers a range of postgraduate bursaries.
News and Events
- Undergraduate news:
16 May 2013: Congratulations to Joe Grimwade and Alex Porter, and Ellie Lee and Anna Howard for winning the first-year poster competition based on RCS trip to visit the BM's exhibition 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum'
10 May 2013: Congratulations to Sarah Irving for winning the 'Best Poster' at the International Conference for Undergraduate Research
Congratulations to Clare Rowan and her team of undergraduates for securing our second Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme 2013, for a numismatics project which will run over the summer vacation of 2013.
- Postgraduate news:
Postgraduate Colloquium 2013: 'Antiquity Matters':
20th June 2013: Wolfson Research Exchange
IAS Speculative Lunch 'Cyprus Hub of the Mediterranean', to take place during 2013/14. Contact Ersin Hussein for details.
- Numismatic news:
Beginnings of Empire database is now live. Find out what coins existed in the provinces of the Roman Republic.
Coin of the Month: learn about the ancient world through Warwick numismatic research. A PROVINCIA DACIA sestertius from the third century AD.
Check out the new Coins at Warwick blog.
- Research news:
British School at Rome Conference Grant awarded to Ian Fielding and Alison Cooley for 'Imagined Landscapes of Campania', May 2014.
- Epigraphic news: follow Warwick Epigraphy on Twitter
- Admissions/ Widening Participation news: come to our Open Days on Fri 21st Sat 22nd June 2013
- Staff news:
Congratulations to Ian Fielding on his appointment to a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship.
The Temples of Baalbek
Can coins help us reconstruct the original appearance of the giant temples of Heliopolis (modern Baalbek) in Lebanon?
The Origins of the Olympics
How do ancient sporting events compare to our ideas of the modern Olympic games?