Classical Philology and Ancient Greek and Roman Tradition in the World Culture

45.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Ancient Greek and Latin
  • Italian in Historical Aspect
  • German
  • History of Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
  • Historical Grammar of Ancient Greek and Latin
  • Textual Criticism
  • History of Ancient Art
  • Ancient Greek Religion and Mythology
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy and Religion
  • Special courses on the history of different branches of ancient science and the influence of ancient heritage on world literature
Our advantages
  • Training of unique specialists with the skills of translation and interpretation of texts written in ancient Greek and Latin;
  • Acquiring the basics of ancient Greek and Latin historical grammar;
  • Knowledge of the history of ancient Greek and Roman literature including: the emergence, formation, and development of the main genres; ideological and artistic features of literature; and representation of traditional and modern views on the course of the literary process;
  • Study of ancient science, culture, and art and reception of antiquity in the world culture.
International relations
  • Trier University (Germany)
Main areas of research
  • Various aspects of research in Greek and Roman literature
  • Classical languages in the light of history and typology
  • Ancient epigraphy, metric and textual criticism
  • Reception of ancient heritage in world literature
  • History of ancient Greek and Roman science and philosophy
Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at training specialists who are ready to conduct independent research, teaching and project activities in classical philology, the history of ideas in the ancient world and the influence of ancient heritage on world culture.

List of key professions

  • Teacher of ancient languages in secondary and higher educational institutions
  • Teacher of Latin in medical universities
  • Literary editor
  • Translator of fiction
  • Journalist
  • Researcher at academic institutes and scientific libraries

Organisations employing graduates: 

  • St Petersburg University
  • Institute for linguistic studies, RAS
  • Institute of history, RAS
  • Institute of Russian literature (Pushkin house), RAS
  • The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
  • The Classical Gymnasium of St Petersburg, School №610
  • St Petersburg Academic Gymnasium
  • Medical universities of St Petersburg and other cities
  • The National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • The University of Tübingen (Germany)
  • The Free University of Berlin (Germany)
  • The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (Germany)
  • Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
  • Hampshire College (United States)