Classical & Archaeological Studies is very interdisciplinary in nature making it an ideal joint honours subject. Studying it with Comparative Literature enables you to transcend boundaries of place, period and language. The heritage of the Classical still shapes literary culture today, whereas archaeology draws upon interpretative strands from may different disciplines. Classical & Archaeological Studies explores a hugely interesting and varied range of subjects – literature, mythology, drama, archaeology, art and architecture, history, languages and philosophy – and the way they all connect in the study of ancient civilisations, including those of Egypt, Greece and Rome. Comparative Literature gives you a broad international perspective on literary history, movements and genres. You study texts from Classical Antiquity to the present day in English translation, including works by such famous authors as Homer, Ovid, Dante, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Flauber and Proust.