Our students and faculty explore the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome—cultures that are unlike ours in many ways and yet are foundational for the modern world.

Our courses provide a broad perspective of ancient Mediterranean life through the study of literature, history, archaeology, mythology, and religious and social practices, and through the study of Greek and Latin, from introductory language classes to advanced study of some of the world’s most beautiful and profound texts.

Major Explorations: Classics

Welcome to Classics

Whatever your background in Greek and Roman classics, whether it's curiosity or years of language study, our department aims to meet you where you are and take you as far as you want to go.

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Greek and Latin Prizes

The department gives awards to students studying Greek and Latin.