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Theses

At Part II of the Classics Tripos, students have the option for one of their scheduled papers to be examined by dissertation rather than the 3 hour written exam, on a subject of the student’s choice within the field of Classics.  Past dissertations have covered:

  • Ÿ cross-dressing in antiquity
  • Ÿ the phenomenon of Asterix
  • Ÿ Classical influences on contemporary American poetry
  • Ÿ Greek tragedy and politics
  • Ÿ Homer and Virgil
  • Ÿ comparative linguistics
  • Ÿ the nature and role of pleasure in human life
  • Ÿ art and archaeology in Roman Egypt

In Year 2 (Part 1B), students will have the opportunity to find out more about the options to choose for Part II at a series of advisory sessions held at the beginning of the Easter Term.

Advice and guidelines on the Part II thesis option will be available to students in the Part II Thesis Advice document accessed via the Faculty’s Moodle site.

A selection of samples of good work of Part II dissertations is available for perusal from the Classics library issue desk.

The regulations for the Part II Classics course can be found in the University's Statutes and Ordinances.

 

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