Graduates from the MA in Ancient History and Latin will possess and demonstrate:
- an understanding of other cultures, their histories, literatures and languages, and ways of critically engaging with them.
- an acquaintance with the major genres of ancient classical literature and with the linguistic and literary conventions of these genres.
- a sound grasp of Latin, its grammar and vocabulary, its similarities to and differences from the syntax of the English language.
- an understanding and critical appreciation of the thoughts, beliefs, ideas and concepts of classical authors (literary, historiographic, philosophic, rhetorical, didactic, etc.) in their social, political and historical contexts.
- an understanding of the different value of various bodies of evidence for the study of different problems and topics.
- an understanding of a range of viewpoints on problems of interpretation and evaluation of the past.
- an understanding of (esp.) economic, legal, social, cultural, ethical, and political responsibilities and issues surrounding the study of the past and its applications.
- an understanding of the role of the past and its study in the shaping of class, ethnic, gender, national and other identities with current, sometimes sensitive relevance.
- an understanding of how to enjoy the life of the mind with particular reference to an intellectual engagement with the ancient world.