Some people believe that there are only a handful of stories available to writers. However, everyone agrees that if this were true, they were almost certainly originated in the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome. Classics is the study of the origins of what it is to be human.


Previous knowledge of a range of sectors including museum and galley work and potential industry placements would be advisable.


A career in classics would utilise jobs such as an archivist, barrister, heritage manager, museum or gallery curator, newspaper journalist, or editorial assistant.

Latest Classics Features

An interview with a classics lecturer

“An interview with a classics lecturer”

James Uden, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at Boston University, talks us through his passion for 2000 year old poetry, ancient civilisations and dead languages. You seem pretty young for such a title. How many years have you been a classics scholar?I started studying Latin during my firs… read more

Classics programmes in Canada

“Classics programmes in Canada”

Many of Canada’s universities offer distinctive classics programmes. Alison Keith outlines the wealth of topics available to students. The Classical Association of Canada promotes the study of the languages, literatures, history, archaeology, philosophy and civilisation of the ancient Greco-Roman… read more