Classics

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Classics is the study of classical archaeology, language and history, which gives you the opportunity to engage with the rich variety of the remains of these ancient civilisations.

Application Resources

Here are some general resources related to Classics. These should be a useful introduction, regardless of which Classics related course youโ€™re interested in and where you might want to study it.

If you are specifically interested in Classical Archaeology, you should also look at the resources on InsideUniโ€™s Archaeology Page ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ.

Online Archaeology

This site, and those linked on the archaeology page will give you insight into the archaeological side of classics. Take notes as you go through these resources; this is useful for getting you thinking, and may come in handy for your personal statement.

Athenian Agora Excavations ๐Ÿ”— This provides up-to-date information on recent excavations, if you are interested in ancient art and archaeology.

Language Resources

These websites are useful for building up your language skills: whether youโ€™re applying having studied Latin/Greek already, or youโ€™re new to it, developing your familiarity with the languages & their patterns will help as you prepare for any entrance tests, exams or beginning at university.

Charlieโ€™s Language Page ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A range of Greek and latin resources, including detailed grammar booklets, although some are aimed at current undergraduates, so donโ€™t worry if it seems too difficult!

Textkit ๐Ÿ”— Free downloads of Greek and Latin grammar, reading and answer keys which are in the public domain.

Interesting Sources

These resources are great for developing your interest in the classical world. Think about the primary sources themselves and what they tell us, and the way that classicists write about their subject. Take notes and follow up anything you find particularly interesting (via a google search, or references) - again this might be useful for your personal statement and application.

Perseus ๐Ÿ”— An extensive collection of images, and Greek and Latin texts along with their translations.

Omnibus Magazine ๐Ÿ”— A classical journal which is ideal for those in sixth form or starting university, with each issue including around ten articles focusing on classical themes, which are all available to download for free.

Podcasts

These podcasts are accessible introductions to classics. Listen in the background, but have a notebook handy, and again follow up anything you find particularly interesting. This process of further research is vital, and something university students have to do all the time - and is something you might want to show evidence of in your personal statement.

Rogue classicism podcasts ๐Ÿ”— A compilation of classical podcasts.

BBC โ€˜In Our Timeโ€™ podcasts ๐Ÿ”— Very accessible and often classics-related podcasts.