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Classics and Ancient Civilizations: Classics

Classics is a specialization of the Master’s programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. This 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 Master is its focus on reading ancient texts in their original languages, and discussing the different interpretations the texts allow. The student may specialize in one of four tracks:

Courses

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

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

Greek and Latin courses

Students are required to take at least 45 EC (including a Master’s thesis of 20 EC) in Greek and Latin literature or linguistics, and they are required to take at least one course (seminars/tutorials) of 10 EC for each language.

Seminar Latin: Memory and rhetoric 5.0/10.0
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

Cultural-historical courses

Students are required to take at least 5 EC in courses from the cultural-historical disciplines.

Graeco-Roman Egypt: a multi-cultural society 10
Debating the ancient economy 10

Second semester

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

MA thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations 20

Greek and Latin courses

Students are required to take at least 45 EC (including a Master’s thesis of 20 EC) in Greek and Latin literature or linguistics, and they are required to take at least one course (seminars/tutorials) of 10 EC for each language.

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

Cultural-historical courses

Students are required to take at least 5 EC in courses from the cultural-historical disciplines.

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

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