Department of Classics and Ancient History

Welcome to the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. Classics and Ancient History has been taught at Sydney since the University's inception in 1852. The department is located in the historic main quadrangle and the adjunct Brennan/MacCallum buildings (map). We are the largest department of Classics and Ancient History in Australasia with an internationally renowned faculty.

The Department is administered by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. If you have already enrolled in an undergraduate degree, or are about to start one, we invite you to explore our offerings. We also offer several postgraduate research programmes and have a large and vibrant postgraduate community.

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  • Cogito ergo sum: Latin making a comeback

    Michael Hanaghan, a classics doctoral student from the University of Sydney, is teaching Latin at Haberfield Public School using a course designed for primary school students called Minumus Mouse, which uses the tales of a family and a mouse who lived at Vindolanda in AD100.

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