Studying Classics means studying ancient literature in its original language. You acquire skills that are transferable to many situations in life and employment, allowing you an understanding of some of the most outstanding and complex works written in any language.
With a PhD
at Brown University
you will have developed your knowledge of classical culture and trained in the methods, techniques and approaches necessary for the critical study of Greek and Roman literature, history and culture, based on extensive reading of classical texts.
phd students: You will typically have engaged in advanced study and research in some of the following areas: the cultural and social history of ancient Greece; ancient Italy and Rome; the study of approaches to identity in the ancient world; cultural change in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds; Latin prose literature; the history of ancient science, technology and medicine in the Greek and Roman worlds.