Searching for a classics course with an option for literature-based study.

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I was wondering which universities offer a greater focus on the analysis of the classical texts than history / architecture etc. I'm not saying that I would not like to study those aspects as well, but if some universities have proclivities towards one area of study or another it would be really handy to know. Thanks!
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(Original post by Jass R)
I was wondering which universities offer a greater focus on the analysis of the classical texts than history / architecture etc. I'm not saying that I would not like to study those aspects as well, but if some universities have proclivities towards one area of study or another it would be really handy to know. Thanks!
I thought that most classics courses have literature and language as the main focuses, with other areas such as ancient history as optional. For example Oxford, Bristol, Exeter - if your not sure just look up the course on the university's website and it should say there but I think that it's similar in most places.
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You probably need to check out subjects like Classical Studies etc which often focus more on literature than the history etc
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Oxford, Cambridge, UCL off the top of my head. As above, most Classics courses focus on reading the original literature in the language(s). A heavier emphasis on history is usually found in Ancient History courses, archaeology and history of art in Classical Archaeology courses, and both/either (as well as texts in translation) in Classical Civilsation/Studies courses.

If you don't want to study the texts in their original language(s), then you'll need to look at Classical Civilisation/Studies type courses - however as above these usually are more "survey-like" and include a broader array of areas beyond the literature. There may be a couple of Classical Literature degree courses around besides these, and often English Literature courses have the option to study some classical literary texts in translation.
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What I've found is that usually "Classics" centers around the languages, "Classical Civilisation" is more on the history side, and "Classical Studies" focuses a lot more on the literature. So if it's the literature side of classics you're interested in, just type in "Classical Studies" on the UCAS Course Finder and loads of unis will come up
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