The Master's programme Ancient Studies does not adhere to disciplinary boundaries. There is almost not a single question which can be answered solely from an archaeological or literary vantage point.
At Ancient Studies you learn to use that which is necessary, be it ancient history, archaeology, ancient languages or philosophy. An ideal situation if you consider yourself both an historian and archaeologist, and want to view literature as a product of society. The core module of the programme is 'Great Debates in Ancient Historical Studies'. You will write a paper about one of these debates. Depending on your background, you can specialise in Ancient History/Archaeology, Latin or Greek Language and Culture, and Mesopotamian Language and Culture from the first millennium BC. Apart from the great historical debates, students will also deal with questions like: Rome was an ethnic melting pot during imperial times: how did classical poets react to this, and can traces of this ethnic intermingling be found in studies of living conditions and artistic expressions? Can we learn more about the people of Classical Antiquity by studying their objects of art? And what is the influence of Latin literature on Dutch literature? Or: for once don't compare Homer with Virgil, but with the Gilgamesh epic.
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This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.
Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands