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.
History of Rome
Examine the development of Rome's republican form of government, the daily life of its people, and the political and social systems that marked Rome's growth from a small city-state to a world empire.
An Introduction to Greek Tragedy
An introduction to Greek tragedy as a literary and ritual form through a close reading of Euripides' Bacchae, with attention to poetic language, dramatic technique and ritual context.
Latin Literature: Catullus and the Lyric Spirit
Examine Catullus’ poetic technique, as well as his place in the literary history of Rome, by reading Catullus extensively in Latin, together with other lyric poets of Greece and Rome in English.