Ancient Studies
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​​​​​​​​​The Department studies the ancient cultures and languages of Northern Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Near East (Western Asia) and offers modules in Ancient Cultures, Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Greek, Latin and Classical Legal Culture. The cultures studied include regions like Egypt, the Sudan, Ethiopia, the Levant (Syria, Jordan, Palestine/Israel), Anatolia (Turkey), Mesopotamia (Iraq), Persia (Iran), Greece and Rome.

The study of antiquity enables students to take a critical distance from their own context, to develop an historical awareness, and in doing so, to make an informed contribution to the development of our diverse and changing society.​