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Classics and Ancient History


The University of Sydney has a proud tradition of classics and Ancient History dating back to the earliest years of the University. Postgraduate students explore the Greek and Roman roots of Western civilisation and obtain a better understanding of our contemporary world.


Dr Julia Kindt, Professor Rick Benitez , Dr Eleanor Cowan, Dr Robert Cowan, Professor Eric Csapo, Associate Professor Richard Miles, Dr Paul Roche, Dr Anne Rogerson, Professor Peter Wilson.

Research location

Department of Classics and Ancient History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI)

Program type



Academic staff have a diversity of research interests including Greek cultural history; Greek rhetoric and law; Greek tragedy and society; Greek democracy; Greek religion; Roman imperial history; the Roman Republic; Latin literature of the Republican and Imperial periods; magic; the Classical tradition. Classics and Ancient History develops language and analytical skills that are applicable in a wide range of employment contexts, from law to journalism.

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Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 475