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Dissertation in Classical Reception


Dissertation in Classical Reception

The dissertation will give an opportunity for the students to develop an extended research project in Classical Reception. The dissertation will be an extended study of a subject or theme in Classical reception. The subject or theme may relate to an author, a literary or philosophical genre, or an issue of political or philosophical or literary importance in which the Classical has been a significant element in the discussion. Students will be prepared for the dissertation by individual and group sessions with supervisors and through the core course, Making the Classical Past

On completion, the student will be able

  • Research a project
  • Present a research project in extended form according to the formats and styles appropriate to the academic discipline
  • Understand, evaluate and explain methodological problems in a chosen area of Classical Reception
  • Understand, evaluate and explain intellectual traditions derived from the Classical world
  • Identify research issues and appropriate methodologies for the discussion of those issues.
  • Discuss different approaches to Classical Reception and Intellectual history
  • Explore the impact of the Classical tradition in modern intellectual life    
  • Exploit and use appropriate bibliographical resources


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