Classical Studies

  • ...combines three academic traditions with different methodological approaches


Classical Studies are concerned with the Greek and Roman culture in Antiquity (ca. 1000 BCE - ca. CE 500) and with its reception and use in later periods. The field combines three academic traditions with different methodological approaches: ancient history, classical archaeology (the study of the material culture of antiquity) and classical philology (the study of Greek and Latin languages and literature).

Research environment

The Classical Studies programme has a pronounced and significant international profile and a strong research network. The academic staff's research competences are wide-ranging and range from subjects such as agriculture, memory history, military history, ethnicity and border regions, text history, and language history in the Greek periods to, religious and social identities, ceramics and trade, sacred, public and private architecture, sepulchral monuments and burial rites, rhetorics, iconoclasm and pilgrimage in the Roman period and late antiquity. Other key research profiles include the reception of antiquity in the Renaissance, uses of history and museological studies.

Teaching and research activities are also undertaken in collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark, the University of Hamburg and the University of Munich. The research environment has a close connection with the Museum of Ancient Art, which is both a study collection and a public museum providing information about the art and culture of Greek and Roman antiquity.

Degree programmes

The Classical Studies Programme offers Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Classical Archaeology, Classical Philology, Greek and Latin as well as supplementary subjects in Greek, Latin and Classics.

Academic staff

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Revised 2014.04.23

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