Studying at St Andrews

Undergraduate study

Undergraduate students interested in the literatures of the Roman Empire can explore different aspects of this field through a variety of honours and sub-honours modules offered within the School of Classics in our Greek, Latin and Classical Studies programmes. Previous Honours-level modules of particular interest include:

  • CL4432: Latin Literature and Roman Emperors
  • CL4449: After Virgil: the Aeneid and its Reception
  • GK4109: Greek Literature in the Roman Empire
  • LT3019: Epic Latin: Skills, Theory, Methods
  • LT4201: Roman Epic
  • LT4207: Roman Comedy
  • LT4209: Late Latin
  • LT4210: Latin Didactic
  • LT4211: Latin Letters
  • LT4213: Roman Satire
  • LT4215: Senecan Tragedy
  • LT4219: Roman Biography
  • LT4220: Latin Lyric
  • LT4222: Floating Words: anonymous writing in ancient Rome
  • LT4223: Constantinian Latin
  • LT4225: Roman Literary Criticism
  • LT4226: Africa in Latin Literature

More information, including a list of topics offered each semester and short bibliographies, can be found in our course catalogues (organized by Schools).

Postgraduate study

There is a strong provision of courses dealing with Imperial-period literature at post-graduate level.

Postgraduate students associated with the Centre benefit from involvement with the various research projects operating within it and from its busy calendar of events .