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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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The Faculty is pleased to announce that the Mycenae Excavation & Publication Archive, part of the Faculty of Classics Archives in the University of Cambridge, is open for enquiries. The Archives will be accessible by appointment to researchers in person on Mondays, 10am-4pm.

Student-Led Teaching Awards

May 04, 2018

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Dr Weiss has been recognised in the annual student-led teaching awards, as a runner-up in the Undergraduate Supervisor category. The Faculty also notes with pleasure that Dr Omitowoju had been shortlisted in the same category, while Professor Whitmarsh had been shortlisted in the Inclusive Practice category.

Professor Emily Gowers: Sather Lectures

Mar 27, 2018

The Faculty offers its warmest congratulations to Professor Emily Gowers who has been invited to deliver The Sather Lectures at Berkeley in 2021/2.

Honorary Degrees

Mar 26, 2018

The Faculty is delighted to announce the award of an Honorary Degree by the University to Joyce Reynolds, and also by the University of Oxford to Mary Beard, at congregations on 20th June.

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