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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 four tracks:
Assyriology
• Classics
Egyptology
Hebrew and Aramaic Studies

First year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester

Core Course: Cultural Contact in the Hellenistic World 10

Electives (select 20 EC from the following courses)

Seminar Greek: The Sublime: Longinus in Context 10
Tutorial Latin: Intertextuality and Heritage Construction in Latin Literature 10
Tutorial Greek: Writing about writing. Images of speaking and writing in the Greek world 10
Seminar Latin: (Per-)Forming Comedy: Plautus, Amphitruo 10
Debating the Ancient Economy 10
Epigraphy 10
Fighting Against Rome. The Jewish Revolts under Nero/Vespasian, Trajan and Hadrian 10

Second Semester

Research School Elective

Research School Elective(s) 5/10

Electives (select 25 EC from the following courses)

Tutorial Greek: Hesiod and the Presocratics: Poetry, Cosmogony, Ethics 10
Seminar Greek: Homer Iliad 16: Close Reading, Slow Reading, Re-Reading 10
Seminar Latin/Ancient Philosophy: Lucretius: poet and philosopher 10
De anima 2.0: Aristotelian Psychology in the Hands of Alexander of Aphrodisias 200 AD 10
Roman North Africa: A Stolen Continent 10
How I Met Your Mother: Relations of Family, Friendship and Clients in Ancient Rome 10
Ways of Doing Greek 10
Numismatics of the Ancient World 10
The Archaeology of Ancient Religions: Pagans, Jews and Christians 10

Second year

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First semester

Core Course: Cultural Contact in the Hellenistic World 10
MA Thesis Tutorial Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 5

Elective(s): select 10 EC from the following courses

Seminar Greek: The Sublime: Longinus in Context 10
Tutorial Latin: Intertextuality and Heritage Construction in Latin Literature 10
Tutorial Greek: Writing about writing. Images of speaking and writing in the Greek world 10
Seminar Latin: (Per-)Forming Comedy: Plautus, Amphitruo 10
Debating the Ancient Economy 10
Epigraphy 10
Fighting Against Rome. The Jewish Revolts under Nero/Vespasian, Trajan and Hadrian 10

Research School Elective(s)

Research School Elective(s) 5/10

Second semester

Thesis Presentation and Research Proposal 5
MA Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research) 25

Extra curricular

The courses below are offered by the specializations Assyriology and Egyptology, and are accessible for all students in the (Research) MA program Classics and Ancient Civilizations. The courses are not part of the regular MA program of your own specialization, but can be taken as extra curricular courses.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Privatissimum Greek: Protagoras of Abdera: Sources, Echoes, Interactions 10

First Semester

Tutorial Akkadian 10
The Sumerian language: structure and analysis 10
Judeans in Babylonia: The Babylonian Exile in Cuneiform Texts 10
Reading Ancient Egyptian Inscriptions 5
Egyptian Archaeology and Cultural History 5
Research tools in Egyptology 5

Second Semester

Introduction to the Elamite Language 10