Classics is the study of ancient Greece and Rome - among the world’s most exciting, important, and influential civilizations.
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.
Use the navigation tools above to explore the site, or click on the following links:
Classics majors are urged make time to meet with their advisor (or with Dr. Anderson, Dr. Crane, or Dr. Rayor if their advisor is not in residence this semester) during the week of March...
The Classics Society presents the Second Annual Festival of Dionysus Date: March 13, 2015 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: 154 Lake Superior Hall More Information: http://www.facebook.com/events/774830725940570/ The...
Prof. Peter Anderson translates selected dialogues and consolations composed by the Roman politician and philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
Classics major Megan Esparsa is a recipient of the Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology awarded by the Society for Classical Studies (SCS).
Prof. Diane Rayor's translation of the complete works of Sappho includes newly discovered poems.
Abigail DeHart, a double-major in Classics and Philosophy, has received the 2015 Niemeyer Student Award.
March 01, 2015
Prof. Peter Anderson is featured in the March issue of CLAS Acts, the newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).
November 24, 2014
Prof. Charles Pazdernik addressed the tragedy of his summer bike accident before a crowd of students and community members in the Mary Idema Pew Library on Nov. 20.
October 22, 2014
Students are invited to participate in a film and stage series revolving around modern adaptations of classic Greek and Roman texts which will draw them out of their comfort zones.