About the Classics Department

Greek jug 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. 

Learn More about the Department

  • Prizes: The Classics Departments offers undergraduate prizes in Classics, Greek, and Latin.
  • Harry de Forest Smith Scholarship: For students of Greek in their senior year of high school, who have applied to Amherst College, the department of classics offers a first-year scholarship to be awarded on the basis of a competitive examination.
  • Holloway Classics Library Database: The Holloway Classics Library is a resource of the classics department, developed with the generous help of our alumni/ae. Suggestions and contributions are always welcome.