The course aims to supply a fairly detailed study of the contribution of our classical heritage to Western civilization. Areas like Classical Art and Architecture, History, Philosophy, Poetry, Prose, Religion, Rhetoric or Technology are covered. In studying these subjects, fascinating themes like archetypes (e.g. the hero), master narratives, gendered language, strategies of communication, worldview, and the history of ordinary people are covered. In this way, students develop a critical understanding of their own culture, as well as an appreciation of the wealth of knowledge we inherited from the Greeks and Romans. All ancient texts are read in translation.
Classical Culture 3A and 3B are strongly recommended. In consultation with the Head of the Department, a BA Degree in a related discipline may also grant access to the Honours course.
Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans
Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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