History enables us to understand how the world has developed and become what it is today. Studying events and issues from the past also affects the way we see the present and future. History is a perfect partner for classics, the study of the languages, history, and literatures of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Knowledge of and enquiry into the ancient world was vitally important in later periods of history, and knowledge of the classical world is an important tool for historians of all periods, places and themes. In history, courses cover historical periods from the early Middle Ages to the most recent past; geographical regions including Britain and Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas; and a wide variety of approaches to the past, including political history, cultural history, social history, economic history, gender history, and global and transnational history. By combining history with the study of classics, you'll also be able to study ancient history as well as the literature, languages and culture of the ancient world. We have a wide range of expertise, from the archaeology of the Roman empire and the art of ancient Athens, to the drama of Euripides and the epics of Homer and Virgil, to the history of Greece, Rome and Byzantium.