The course combines study of the history, archaeology and art of the classical world. It looks at the societies and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world through their written texts, visual art and material remains, and has at its centre the two classical cultures of Greece and Rome. It is aimed at anyone interested in investigating ancient civilisations and their remains: from Greek temples and Roman amphitheatres to wall paintings and the poignant residues of everyday life. While it is primarily a historical and non-linguistic degree, ancient languages can be used and learned as part of the course. Regent’s typically admits one student in CAAH each year.
When applying, are students asked to submit written work?
Yes. Two marked pieces of work are required. Topics relevant to the study of the ancient world are preferred if available, but that is not essential. Please consult the Faculty website for further information, or seek the advice of the Director of Studies for Classics.
What proportion of the teaching in CAAH is done by Regent’s tutors and fellows?
Some of the teaching for the course is always taught centrally in Faculty classes (see further below). For modules which are normally taught by tutorial, whether they are taught in-college or sent out to specialists depends on the student’s choice of options.
Who are the main tutors on the course?
Dr J Alison Rosenblitt (Director of Studies).
How are students in CAAH mainly taught?
Students are taught in a variety of formats. Core subjects in first-year are taught in classes arranged by the Faculty, as are some options taken later in the course. Other options are taught in tutorials which typically range in size from one to three students.
The college tutor keeps an overview of the student’s progress throughout the three years through a series of regular meetings.
How close is Regent’s to the faculty building and the libraries and resources used by students of CAAH?
Classics Faculty – 1 minute walk. Ashmolean Museum – 4 minute walk. Sackler Library – 2 minute walk
What can a first year student expect to study?
Aristocracy & Democracy 550-450 BC (Greek Core); Republic to Empire 50 BC- AD 50 (Roman Core); plus two optional papers from two of ancient history, archaeology, and Greek or Latin language at an appropriate level.