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Classics & Ancient Civilizations

2019-2020

From September 2012 VU University and the University of Amsterdam offer a combined graduate study in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. It is organized within the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) that was founded by both universities and offers several kinds of programme relating to the study of Antiquity. In ACASA you can choose a wide variety of courses so that you can specialize as classicist, archaeologist, ancient historian, assyriologist or graduate in an interdisciplinary programme.


The Master’s curriculum Classics and Ancient Civilizations consists of three programmes: Classics, Ancient History and Ancient Studies. Each programme has its own core courses and in addition you may choose from a wide variety of courses offered by both universities, that suit best your specialization. All courses are taught in English.

Info

Level Master
Language Dutch / English
Duration 1 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 60 EC
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Master Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Program Ancient Studies
Description
Hardly a single question on ancient society or culture can be solved if
one limits the evidence to either written sources or archaeological
material. Therefore the Master’s in Ancient Studies is designed as a
multi-disciplinary programme. It offers a unique combination of
historical, literary, and archaeological approaches from which the
student can make a choice. In addition, the study of Greek, Latin, or
Assyrian and Babylonian can be included in the programme.

The core courses of the programme are 'Interdisciplinary Seminar:
Rulers Ideology and Representation' and 'Great Debates', both of which
introduce students to some of the most pertinent debates within the
field and give due attention to interdisciplinary research. Depending on
your interests, you can choose one of five specialisations:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Antiquity, Ancient Religions and the
Rise of Christianity, Ancient Studies & Greek, Ancient Studies & Latin
or Ancient Studies & Akkadian.
Master Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Programme Ancient Studies, Specialization Interdisciplinary Approaches to Antiquity
Description
Choose in period 1 an elective from the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient
Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) worth 6 credits.

Choose in period 3 Term Paper or Tutorial (6 ec).

Choose in period 5 a Tutorial or an elective from the Amsterdam Centre
for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) or from the History
Programme, or elsewhere worth 6 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_OAMAOHSSCR
Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rulers Ideology and Representation P1 6EC L_OAMAOHS008
Archaeology, Museums and the Public P2 6EC L_AAMAARC011
Great Debates P2 6EC L_AAMAOHS038
Term Paper Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS003
Tutorial Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS004
Confrontation between Greek and Near Eastern Civilizations P4 6EC L_GOMAALG003
Master Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Programme Ancient Studies, Specialization Ancient Religions and the Rise of Christianity
Description
Choose in period 3 Term Paper or Tutorial.

Choose in period 5 a Tutorial or an elective from the Amsterdam Centre
for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA) worth 6 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_OAMAOHSSCR
From Christ to Constantine: Judaism and Christianity in their Graeco- Roman Contexts P1 6EC G_AAMAOHS001
Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rulers Ideology and Representation P1 6EC L_OAMAOHS008
From Constantine to Muhammad: Religion and Society in Late Antiquity P2 6EC L_GOMAALG004
Great Debates P2 6EC L_AAMAOHS038
Term Paper Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS003
Tutorial Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS004
The Beginning of Jewishness P4 6EC L_AAMAOHS036
Master Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Programme Ancient Studies, Specialization Language Based: Greek
Description
Choose in period 3 Term Paper or Tutorial or Master Language: Greek
Epigraphy (Athens)(6 ec).

Choose in period 5 Reception of Classical Literature or an elective from
the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), or
elsewhere, worth 6 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_OAMAOHSSCR
Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rulers Ideology and Representation P1 6EC L_OAMAOHS008
Methodology: Intertextuality and Classical Storytelling P1 6EC L_XLMAOHS005
Great Debates P2 6EC L_AAMAOHS038
Greek and Latin Linguistics: The Pragmatic Stylistics of Classical Historiography P2 6EC L_AAMAOHS044
Term Paper Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS003
Tutorial Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS004
Tutorial Classics P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS006
Greek Literature P4 6EC L_AAMAOHS049
Master Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Programme Ancient Studies, Specialization Language Based: Latin
Description
Choose in period 3 Term Paper or Tutorial (6 ec).

Choose in period 4 Tutorial Latin or Master Language: Latin Epigraphy on
location (Rome) (6 ec).

Choose in period 5 Reception of Classical Literature or an elective from
the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA), or
elsewhere, worth 6 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_OAMAOHSSCR
Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rulers Ideology and Representation P1 6EC L_OAMAOHS008
Methodology: Intertextuality and Classical Storytelling P1 6EC L_XLMAOHS005
Great Debates P2 6EC L_AAMAOHS038
Latin Literature P2 6EC L_XLMAOHS009
Term Paper Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS003
Tutorial Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS004
Tutorial Classics P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS006
Latin Epigraphy on location P4 5EC L_BEMAOHD002
Tutorial Latin P4 6EC L_XAMAOHS009
Master Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Program Classics
Description
Choose in period 3 Term Paper or Tutorial or Master Language: Greek
Epigraphy (Athens) (6 ec).

Choose in period 4 Greek Literature or Master Language: Latin Epigraphy
on location (Rome) (6 ec).

Choose in period 5 Reception of Classical Literature or an elective
from the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology (ACASA),
or elsewhere worth 6 credits.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_OAMAOHSSCR
Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rulers Ideology and Representation P1 6EC L_OAMAOHS008
Methodology: Intertextuality and Classical Storytelling P1 6EC L_XLMAOHS005
Greek and Latin Linguistics: The Pragmatic Stylistics of Classical Historiography P2 6EC L_AAMAOHS044
Latin Literature P2 6EC L_XLMAOHS009
Term Paper Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS003
Tutorial Classics P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS006
Greek Literature P4 6EC L_AAMAOHS049
Latin Epigraphy on location P4 5EC L_BEMAOHD002
Master Classics & Ancient Civilizations, Program Ancient History
Description
Choose in period 3 Term Paper or Tutorial.

Choose in period 4 City Life in the Roman Empire or Confrontation
between Greek and Near Eastern Civilizations (6 ec).

Choose in period 5 a Tutorial Ancient Near Eastern History or Greek
Elite Culture in the Roman Empire (6 ec).
Course Name Period Credits Code
Master Thesis Classics and Ancient Civilizations Ac. Year (sept) 18EC L_OAMAOHSSCR
Interdisciplinary Seminar: Rulers Ideology and Representation P1 6EC L_OAMAOHS008
The City and the Empire. War, Memory and Civic Identity in Republican Rome P1 6EC L_AAMAOHS043
From Constantine to Muhammad: Religion and Society in Late Antiquity P2 6EC L_GOMAALG004
Great Debates P2 6EC L_AAMAOHS038
Term Paper Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS003
Tutorial Ancient History and Ancient Studies P3 6EC L_OAMAOHS004
City Life in the Roman Empire P4 6EC L_AAMAOHS001
Confrontation between Greek and Near Eastern Civilizations P4 6EC L_GOMAALG003
Greek Elite Culture in the Roman Empire P5 6EC L_GOMAALG002
Tutorial Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture P5 6EC L_OAMAOHS007