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Some are often confused as to why we would want to study the ancient Greek and Roman worlds when we live in contemporary New Zealand.

Classics involves learning about Greek and Roman cultures, history, languages, philosophes, politics and art. The legacy of the Greeks and Romans form the basis of many modern societies. Therefore, it is important that these ancient Mediterranean civilisations are understood in order to better understand Western society as we experience it today. The Greeks and Romans have had a reflective and lifelong impact on language, thought, law, politics, art and architecture.