Bachelor's Degree in Classics Sapienza University of Rome
Study Classics means dealing with the people and society that have shaped Cultures, Languages, and Politics in the Western world. Artifacts and texts surviving from ancient Italy, Greece, and other “Provinces” of the Roman Empire (Europe, Near East, and North Africa) are still substantial and relevant markers in today's physical and cultural landscapes all around Europe and the Mediterranean. The study of Ancient Greek and Latin will allow you to read and understand the voice of the Classical world: poets, historians, dramatists, scientists, mathematicians, architects, lawyers, magistrates, rulers as well as craftsmen, peasants, bakers, masons, men and women in their everyday lives. On the other hand, archaeological tools, procedures, and methods will enable you to reveal, perceive, reconstruct and communicate the material complexity of the changing structure of monuments, places, and territories.
Such a way of being engaged with and looking at Classics will reveal to you the Past as a part of a historical process that influenced and continues to influence our Present. Modern questions and present challenges are the best cultural access point to “actual” knowledge, interpretation, and dissemination of Greek and Roman Culture as a part of the common Human Heritage. You will take over the methods of philology, art history, archaeology, law, philosophy, and science. All this will provide you with all the necessary tools to understand the past and move easily between the two cultures that merged under the insignia of the Roman Empire.