Classics

About us

Our buzzing modern Classics department is the result of many years of tradition and innovation.

Introducing Classics at Edinburgh

Introduction and welcome from our Head of Classics, Postgraduate Director and Undergraduate Advisor.

Classical tradition at Edinburgh

Classical languages have been taught and studied at the University since its foundation in 1583.

Classics today

At the beginning of the 21st century, Classics at Edinburgh is not only alive and well but is flourishing, with buoyant student numbers, new approaches to the study of the various classical disciplines, and a combination of ‘traditional’ language-based courses and those which illustrate new emphases and new directions.

Outreach

We are keen to engage with the local community of learners and to enthuse others about the subject we are passionate about.

A.G. Leventis Foundation

The A.G Leventis Foundation funds a visiting professorship in Greek and a biennial conference held in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.