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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  • Augustus from a Distance Conference

    A conference in the bi-millenial year of the death of Gaiul lullias Caesar Octavianus Augustus at the University of Sydney

    29 September to 2 October, 2014

    Caesar Augustus died at Nola on 19 August 14. ON conventional dating, 2014 marks 2000 years since his deat and offers a chance to reflect on the man, his history, the culture named after him and the different ways that scholarship studies and has studied him.

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