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Classics and Ancient Civilizations (research): Classics

Classics is a specialization of the Research Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This Research Master programme is unique in the Netherlands in the breadth of its subject matter, the historical periods covered and the multidisciplinary approach of its study. Characteristic for the Research Master is its focus on reading ancient texts in their original languages, and discussing the different interpretations the texts allow.

Students may specialize in one of five tracks:
Assyriology
Classics
Egyptology
Hebrew Bible Studies
New Testament and Early Christian Studies

First year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Cultural Contact in the Hellenistic World 10

Track electives

Students should attend at least two courses (20 EC in total).

Seminar Latin: Memory and rhetoric 5.0/10.0
Debating the ancient economy 10
Tutorial Latin: Mussolini Dux: The Latin Literature of Italian Fascism 5.0/10.0
Seminar Greek: Scandalous Arts in Ancient Greece and the Modern World 5.0/10.0
Tutorial Greek: Matricide Three Times Over 5.0/10.0
Graeco-Roman Egypt: a multi-cultural society 10
Greek Historical Morphology 10

Second semester

Track electives

Students should attend at least three courses (30 EC in total).

Seminar Latin: Quintilian, Institutio oratoria 5.0/10.0
Tutorial Latin: Writing Rome. The Physical and Symbolic City in Latin Poetry 5.0/10.0
Seminar Greek/Ancient Philosophy: Contested Democracy 5.0/10.0
Tutorial Greek: Language as a cultural value: capita selecta from the history of ancient linguistic theories 5.0/10.0
Roman North Africa: a stolen continent 10
Divination: from the Pythia to Paul (the octopus) 10
Plato's Timaeus: Science, Politics and Morality 10
Epigraphy 10

Extracurricular courses

Privatissimum Greek: Protagoras of Abdera: Sources and Echoes 5.0/10.0

Second year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Cultural Contact in the Hellenistic World 10
MA Thesis Tutorial Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 10

Track electives

Students should attend at least one course (10 EC in total).

Seminar Latin: Memory and rhetoric 5.0/10.0
Seminar Greek: Scandalous Arts in Ancient Greece and the Modern World 5.0/10.0
Tutorial Latin: Mussolini Dux: The Latin Literature of Italian Fascism 5.0/10.0
Debating the ancient economy 10
Tutorial Greek: Matricide Three Times Over 5.0/10.0
Graeco-Roman Egypt: a multi-cultural society 10
Greek Historical Morphology 10

Second semester

MA Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 25
Thesis presentation and research proposal 5

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