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Department of Classical Studies

The classical studies department offers an interdisciplinary program that melds history, art history, anthropology, religion, gender studies, and philosophy in studying the ancient Mediterranean world. Courses focus on languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome as well as their impact on contemporary society.

Classical studies is an ideal platform for students to explore their interests and gain a wide variety of experiences. Our courses range from Bronze Age archaeology to studies of classical "barbarians;" from ancient mythology to theories of myth and religion; from daily life in Greece and Rome to intensive examinations of the literature, art, and politics of this fascinating period.

The department offers majors and minors in ancient Greek, Latin, classical languages, and ancient Mediterranean studies. The vast range of materials, courses, and activities prepares graduates for professions that require incisive thinking and evidence synthesis across multiple disciplines.