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Why Study Classics?

There are many kinds of answer to this question. The best reason to study Classics is because you want to – because you would like to learn more about the cultures of the ancient world, its languages, art, history and literature.

There are many opportunities to do this informally or privately: here are some links to further information about how to find out more.

But many people asking this question are asking about studying at school or university. Some want to know about possible careers: see our pages on the careers of classicists.

Some want to know what skills and talents they can hope to develop – here the National Benchmarking statement may be useful.

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