The course aims to supply a fairly detailed study of the contribution of our classical heritage to Western civilization. Areas like Classical Art and Architecture, History, Philosophy, Poetry, Prose, Religion, Rhetoric or Technology are covered. In studying these subjects, fascinating themes like archetypes (e.g. the hero), master narratives, gendered language, strategies of communication, worldview, and the history of ordinary people are covered. In this way, students develop a critical understanding of their own culture, as well as an appreciation of the wealth of knowledge we inherited from the Greeks and Romans. All ancient texts are read in translation.

Admission requirements

Classical Culture 3A and 3B are strongly recommended. In consultation with the Head of the Department, a BA Degree in a related discipline may also grant access to the Honours course.

Contact details

Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans
Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email:

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated August 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
1 - 2 years
5,000 USD
Tuition estimate per year | Accommodation estimate: USD 2500 per year
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