The study of classical languages, literature, history, philosophy, archaeology and art is long established at Oxford. The large number of specialists, the rich library resources, and the fine classical collections of the Ashmolean Museum, Britain’s oldest public museum, make classical enquiry at Oxford particularly rewarding. SCIO offers tutorials for experienced classicists but its ‘classical literature’ tutorial offers those who have not previously had the chance to study classical languages the opportunity to read texts in translation.


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Greek and Roman Literature

  • Cicero
  • Classical literature
  • Comedy
  • Conversion of Augustine
  • Early Greek Hexameter Poetry
  • Greek literature of the 5th Century BC
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Hellenistic Poetry
  • Historiography (Greek and Roman Authors)
  • Latin Didactic poetry
  • Latin Literature of the 1st Century BC
  • Lyric Poetry
  • Medieval and Renaissance Latin Hexameter Poetry
  • Neronian Literature
  • Ovid

Greek and Roman History

  • Alexander the Great and his Early Successors, 336–302 BC
  • Art under the Roman Empire, AD 14–337
  • Athenian Democracy in the Classical Age
  • Cicero: Politics and Thought in the Late Republic
  • Greek Art and Archaeology, c.500–300 BC
  • Politics, Society, and Culture from Nero to Hadrian
  • Polybius, Rome and the Mediterranean, 241–146 BC
  • Religions in the Greek and Roman World, c.31 BC–AD 312
  • Republic in Crisis, 146–46 BC
  • Roman Archaeology: Cities and Settlement in the Roman Empire
  • Rome, Italy and Empire under Caesar, the Triumvirate, and Early Principate, from 46 BC to AD 54
  • Sexuality and Gender in Greece and Rome
  • The Early Greek World and Herodotus' Histories, 650–479 BC
  • The End of the Peloponnesian War to the Death of Philip II of Macedon, 403–336 BC
  • The Greeks and the Mediterranean World, c.950–500 BC
  • The Hellenistic World: societies and cultures, c.300–100 BC
  • Thucydides and the Greek World, 479–403

Greek and Roman Language

  • Greek Grammar
  • Greek Reading
  • Latin Grammar
  • Latin Reading