Ancient Greek & Roman Studies

Examine the history, literature and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean from 3000 B.C. to 650 A.D. taking courses based on the active research of accomplished faculty and scholars

Many aspects of modern culture — from the literary elements of comedy and tragedy to our laws and ideals of democratic government — have their origins in Ancient Greece and Rome. Trent’s Ancient Greek and Roman Studies program gives students the opportunity to examine human behaviour and culture in the Ancient Mediterranean. Explore compelling topics surrounding warfare, class struggles, economy, religion, gender, cultural heritage, and the genius of the human spirit – issues as relevant today as they were in antiquity. 

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A.


  • Peterborough


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  • Travel to the Mediterranean and participate in an exciting archaeological fieldwork project – trips to Greece, Turkey or north Africa can be counted as credit towards your degree
  • Give your acting chops a try in an extracurricular production of an ancient Greek play (in English) for a live audience
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Doctor
  • Naval Officer
  • Government Official
  • Computer Programmer
  • Teacher
  • Editor
  • Library and Information Systems Specialist
  • Professor
  • Entrepreneur

Popular Courses:

  • The Trojan War
  • Gods, Heroes and Monsters
  • War in the Desert
  • Olympians and Gladiators
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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