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15 Times You Regretted Studying Classics at University

Classics is a great degree to study, with the exception of these occasions.

1. When you couldn’t tell people you study Classics without being asked to speak in Latin or Ancient Greek.

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2. When you learned that one word in Latin can have multiple different meanings.

Like “habeo“, which can mean 1 of 8 things, depending on the context.

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3. When you could never find translations of your sources that actually made sense.

But it’s fine because you just loved scouring the library and the internet for endless hours.

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4. When hour-long grammar lessons for Latin and Ancient Greek became a part of your life.

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5. When you had to read Cicero out loud and thought you’d never be able to breathe again.

Just get to the verb already.

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6. Whenever you tried to explain exactly what Classics is and realised you couldn’t.

It’s….erm…classics?

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7. When people always assumed it was an easy degree.

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8. When it kind of ruined your enjoyment of Harry Potter.

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9. And pretty much any film or TV show based on Greek mythology.

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10. When the lack of contact hours meant you procrastinated a lot.

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11. And you realised how subjective it is. 

Depending on your tutor for a particular module, you could either get a 2:2 or a first for an essay.

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12. Whenever people turned to you if a question about Greek or Latin came up on a quiz show.

Look, I don’t have all the information.

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13. When you had to spend extra time looking for archaeological sources like coins and papyri for your essays.

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14. When reading about war, after war, after war became really tedious.

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15. And when people rudely assumed you’d just volunteer in a museum or library for the rest of your life.

Nope, arduus ad solem!

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