About us

Photo of the Forum and Colloseum in Rome

Classics and Ancient History at Birmingham is one of the few university departments in the UK that draws together the study of Greece and Rome with Egypt and the Near East.

Academic staff here offer a wide range of expertise in the history, culture, archaeology and languages of the ancient world.

Teaching and research in Classics and Ancient History at Birmingham covers a vast range of interdisciplinary topics from life in Pharonic Egypt to the study of Greek love poetry to slavery in Greece and Rome, to age and ageing at Rome, to mapping the ancient city, to studies of Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek and Roman religion, to the Christianisation of society in Late Antiquity, to Classics and film to the reception of the classical world and cultural memory – these are but a few of the subjects we focus on.