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.

Latest News

  • 2016 SOPHI undergraduate guides now available!

    See what units of study you can do in 2016 with the SOPHI undergraduate student guides!

  • AAIA Fellowship for Jelle Stoop


    With the generous aid of an AAIA Fellowship, Dr Jelle Stoop will be in Athens for most of the Sydney-summer, November through February, 2015-2016. He will be studying the inscriptions in the Epigraphical Museum there, as well as several sites (like Delos, Nicopolis, and  Oropos), that are most relevant to his current project, 'A Social and Moral economy of Honorific Statues'.