Greek and Roman Studies

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Greek and Roman Studies

This program draws on the cultural richness of the ancient world to combine academic rigour with subject matter that is both personally engaging and relevant for any field of study.

  • Focuses on the Greek love affair with life (the quest for ideals of beauty, truth and justice) and the Roman sense of destiny and imperial greatness (the unceasing struggle against the forces of barbarism)
  • First-year courses include the civilizations of Greece and Rome and introductory Greek and/or Latin language
  • Immerses students in the art, literature, history and culture of the ancient world

Program Description

Ancient Greece and Rome are the twin areas of interest in Greek and Roman Studies. You will study periods foundational periods for these cultures—when Greeks and Romans were asking themselves profound questions. What is a citizen? A family? A god? A nation? What is beauty? What is justice? What is freedom? These questions are still important today.

You will explore the social, political, artistic and religious aspects of the ancient Mediterranean world. Our topics courses change their content from year to year and add to the diversity of our offerings.

Courses in Greek and Latin will give you access to the great literary works of the ancient world as they were written, but no prior knowledge is required.

Direct contact with the great ideas and achievements of distant but enduring cultures enlightens you in the choice of your own role in an ever-more complicated world.

Popular degree combinations in recent years have included History, English, and political Science, though almost any other combination is also possible.

Courses - Greek and Roman Studies (in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures)

Faculty - Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department - Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 80%
  • ENG4U is required
  • Students may choose to double major in any BA Honours program

Experimental Learning

A course that includes touring and excavating at archeological sites in Greece is an option in alternating summers.

Career Tracks

  • Law (with additional studies)
  • Teaching (with additional studies)
  • Archaeology
  • Travel and tourism
  • Journalism
  • Museum curatorship

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Honours Greek and Roman Studies (Greek or Latin option)

General Greek and Roman Studies

Combined Honours Greek and Roman Studies

Minor in Greek and Roman Studies

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