The program in Classics spans the many different aspects of the Greek and Roman world - its languages and literatures, its art and archaeology, its history, its religious and philosophical traditions, its social and legal forms - from the Bronze Age to the period of the late Roman Empire and early Christianity.
For students who pursue a major or minor, classics provides a solid liberal arts education that will be useful in many careers and vital to the development of their full human capacity.
For students in other disciplines, classics offers a valuable opportunity to investigate the works and traditions that have provided much of the background of their own chosen fields. Many find that working with the classical languages improves their skills as readers and writers.
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The Department of Classics was honored at the 2015 GVSU Student Life Awards.
Prof. Peter Anderson translates selected dialogues and consolations composed by the Roman politician and philosopher.
Mark ten Haaf was selected to present a research paper at a conference in Virginia.
December 01, 2015
Prof. Charles Pazdernik is part of a team of scholars publishing a new translation of a fundamental source on Roman law.
November 22, 2015
Stoics Week prompted participants to think about who they really are.
November 19, 2015
"For sheer obsessional dedication to the task ... Rayor can have few rivals."