In this course, we work with the Latin language, literature, artifacts, philosophy, history, and religion. Not only do students develop their own analytical skills by participating in this course; they also understand the ways in which we as human beings give meaning to our existence through the use of symbols and complexes of symbols which come to us from ancient times.

All documents are read in the original language, supplying students with the ability to interpret inscriptions, texts, and artifacts in a reasoned manner. An appreciation of the influence of Latin on modern English is also developed.

Admission requirements

Latin 3A and 3B are required for admission to this programme. A reading knowledge of German and/or French is recommended.

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.

Contact details

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

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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