Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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
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