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.
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Two articles by a GVSU Classics professor and an alumna appear in the journal Translation Review
Prof. Charles Pazdernik collaborated on a new translation of one of the most important legal works in the history of western law.
Allie Pohler received a $1,000 scholarship from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS).
December 14, 2020
GVNext has published an article about the recent popularity of Some of Dr. Rayor's work.
November 09, 2020
There are opportunities to see Professor Rayor's translation of Medea in performance! All events are free.