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.
Thanks to the generosity of external donors – notably the Nicholas A. Aroney Trust, also the Kudos Foundation – and with the support of the Consul-General of Greece, Dr Stavros Kyrimis and Mr John Azarias, Director of the Lysicrates Foundation, the Department of Classics and Ancient History has been able to appoint a Lector (dedicated language instructor) in Ancient Greek for three years, 2017-2019. The Department is delighted to announce that Dr Tamara Neal will be the holder of the Lectorship.
Congratulations to Professor Eric Csapo (Classics and Ancient History) and Associate Professor Nicholas Smith on their election to the Australian Academy of the Humanities.