Classics and Ancient History

We have been an international centre for Classics and Ancient History since 1881. Today our research and teaching not only explore the Greek and Roman worlds but reach out to discover the history, society and culture of Egypt, Persia and the Near East. All students have the chance to study Ancient Greek and Latin.


Our Garstang Museum contains significant collections of coins, vases, inscriptions and figurines from important Classical sites such as Sparta and Dura-Europus. Collections are used for teaching, student projects and research.

The University’s Sydney Jones Library contains excellent collections of monographs and journals, a papyrological collection used in teaching and a number of specialist archives.