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.
Greek and Latin Prizes
The department gives awards to students studying Greek and Latin.
Introduction to the Greek Language
This course prepares students to read Plato, Greek tragedy, Homer, and other Greek literary, historical, and philosophical texts in the original and also provides sufficient competence to read New Testament Greek.
This study of Roman civilization from its origins to the Empire, with emphasis on major Roman writers will be interpreted in the light of Roman influence upon later Western civilization.
Catullus & Lyric Spirit
This course will examine Catullus’s poetic technique, as well as his place in the literary history of Rome, with extensive reading in Latin.