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What happens in Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies?

In this department, the languages and cultures of the two great classical civilisations of Greece and Rome are studied; in the Mediterranean world, these cultures met and influenced one another and their legacy exercises a lasting influence on our world.

The department offers language courses in Greek and Latin. No previous knowledge is required in any of these modules for study in the first year. Courses dealing with Classical Mythology and Classical Civilisations are also offered under Classical Studies

Undergraduate courses in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies are available as majors and/or electives in various programmes and no previous knowledge is required in any of these courses 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 courses.

Students can also join us for studies in Honours, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Classical Languages (Greek and/or Latin) or Classical Studies.

Greek Latin Classical Studies

What is the benefit of a study of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies?

It is important for students who prepare themselves as teachers, lawyers, ministers, Bible translators, language practitioners, journalists, literary critics, museum experts, tour guides, and political commentators.

It is also beneficial for students in religious studies, history, communication sciences, sociology, political science, philosophy, languages and literature, art, drama, as well as music.

VIVAT LINGUA GRAECA ET LINGUA LATINA! VIVAT STUDIA ANTIQUA! (LONG LIVE GREEK AND LATIN! LONG LIVE THE CLASSICS!)

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

Prof Christoff Zietsman (Associate Professor)
Sihle Ntuli (Junior Lecturer)
Carli Rautenbach (Junior Lecturer)
Evert Pistorius (Junior Lecturer)
Cheralle Sinra (Secretary)


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
Nhlamulo (Lucky) Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3519
Juanita Hlongwane: +27 51 401 3269

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