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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Two articles by a GVSU Classics professor and an alumna appear in the journal Translation Review
Mark ten Haaf was selected to present a research paper at a conference in Virginia.
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.
April 19, 2016
The Department of Classics is pleased to announce that Allie Pohler and Kris Zasadil have been designated the recipients of the Barbara L. Flaschenriem Endowed Classics Scholarship for 2016-17.
March 11, 2016
Prof. Diane Rayor is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation to translate Euripides' "Helen."
December 01, 2015
Prof. Charles Pazdernik is part of a team of scholars publishing a new translation of a fundamental source on Roman law.