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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics


  • Note: Ancient Greek will not be offered in 2012.


Areas of research specialisation in classical studies include:

  • ancient comparative literature and religion
  • ancient erotic mythology and ritual
  • ancient Greek drama (especially Old Attic Comedy)
  • Augustan literature and propaganda
  • the interaction of the Greek/Hellenistic world with its Near Eastern neighbours
  • the reception of classics in the Italian Renaissance and in contemporary Italy.

For up-to-date information about research areas, refer to the staff and research interest sections on the classical studies website at


Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)

Students complete 48 points comprising a core thesis (24 points) and coursework elective honours units (24 points) chosen from the electives listed below (all electives are 6 points unless otherwise indicated):

Core units

  • ATS4703 Honours dissertation in classical studies part 1 (12 points)
  • ATS4704 Honours dissertation in classical studies part 2 (12 points)

Elective units

  • ATS4702 Research seminar: Ritual and drama,the politics of antiquity (12 points)
  • ATS4705 Introductory Latin A/3
  • ATS4707 Introductory Latin B/3
  • ATS4709 Intermediate Latin A/3
  • ATS4710 Intermediate Ancient Greek A/3*
  • ATS4711 Intermediate Latin B/3
  • ATS4712 Intermediate Ancient Greek B/3*
  • ATS4713 Advanced Latin A/3
  • ATS4714 Advanced Latin B/3

*Not offered in 2011

Course coordinator

Dr Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides

Further courses

For a list of units studied or course outlines, refer to the relevant courses.

Relevant Courses

  • 3937 Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Research)
  • 2695 Master of Arts*
  • 0020 Doctor of Philosophy*

*By research