Ancient History explores the history and culture of the ancient world, with a focus on Greco-Roman history (800 BC - AD 600)
The programme is characterised by its broad interdisciplinary approach to Greco-Roman history. Literary, epigraphic and archaeological (especially iconographic) sources are collectively analysed. Due attention is also given to the interaction between Greco-Roman cultures and those of surrounding areas. Although political and military topics are also dealt with, the programme nonetheless places a strong emphasis on sociocultural themes, such as urban history, religion, imperial representation, sport and festivals, family and gender.
Staff members of Ancient History are involved in the following research programmes:
Ancient history offers the following lectures:
The Ancient History research group also participates in the Master’s education offered by the Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology.