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What happens in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies?

In this Department, we unlock the deeper meaning behind the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world. We study the cultures of the two great classical civilisations of Greece and Rome, and the development of the Greek and Latin languages prior to the fall of the Roman Empire. In the Mediterranean world, these languages and cultures met and influenced one another, and the lasting influence of their legacy is evident in our modern world.

Undergraduate studies: The Department will offer “Classics and Classical Languages and Literature” as a new undergraduate major as part of the BA General degree in 2021. This module will specifically deal with the cultures, civilisations, mythology and languages of the ancient Graeco-Roman world. A new module on the Greek and Latin languages itself – “Classical Languages” – will also be introduced as a minor or elective. No previous knowledge of Classics, Greek or Latin is required in any of these disciplines for study in the first year. Students, however, should adhere to all the admission requirements of the University of the Free State and the relevant programme they apply for before they can register for these modules. Current undergraduate modules on Classical Studies, Latin, and Greek, will be phased out over the next two or three years (see the 2021 Faculty Rule Book for more information).

Postgraduate studies: Students can also apply for Honours, Master’s or Doctorate degrees with specialisation in Classical Studies or Classical Languages (Greek and/or Latin).

Greek Latin Classical Studies

WHAT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR STUDENTS WHO STUDY GREEK, LATIN AND CLASSICAL STUDIES?

These subjects are ideal for students who want to prepare themselves as teachers, lecturers, archaeologists, anthropologists, philosophers, philologists, lawyers, ministers, translators, language practitioners, linguists, journalists, authors, poets, literary critics, museum experts, tour guides, and political commentators.

They are also useful for students who are interested in psychology, sociology, the dramatic arts, religious studies, history, communication sciences, political science, languages and literature, art, drama, and also music.

The possibilities are indeed endless!

VIVAT STUDIA ANTIQUA! (LONG LIVE THE CLASSICS!)

VIVAT LINGUA GRAECA ET LINGUA LATINA! (LONG LIVE GREEK AND LATIN!)

Department of Greek Latin and Classical Studies
Faculty of the Humanities
University of the Free State
PO Box 339
Bloemfontein
9300
South Africa

Annéli Machin (Academic Head)
T: +27 51 401 9458 / 9773

Dr Madhlozi Moyo (Lecturer)
Carli Rautenbach (Junior Lecturer)
Evert Pistorius (Junior Lecturer)
Pulane Xaba (Senior Assistant Officer)


FACULTY CONTACT

T: +27 51 401 2240 or humanities@ufs.ac.za

Postgraduate:
Marizanne Cloete: +27 51 401 2592

Undergraduate:
Katlego Mabulana: +27 51 401 2495
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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