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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Spotlights

New translation of Seneca illuminates Roman Stoicism

Prof. Peter Anderson translates selected works by the Roman politician and philosopher.

GV Lanthorn: Stoics Week delves into philosophy of 'Harry Potter'

Stoics Week prompted participants to think about who they really are.

A new version of the Codex of Justinian

Prof. Charles Pazdernik collaborated on a new translation of one of the most important legal works in the history of western law.

Award recognizes outstanding young classicist

Allie Pohler received a $1,000 scholarship from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS).

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News

Scholarship supports College Year in Athens

May 08, 2018

GVSU Classics major Jenna Weatherwax will spend 2018-19 studying abroad in Greece with support from the Padnos International Scholarship.

GV Lanthorn on Homerathon 6

October 11, 2017

The biennial "Homerathon," a 24-hour event put on by the Grand Valley State University classics department, the Classics Society and Eta Sigma Phi, included the reading and performance of Homer's "The Iliad."

GVSU Classics Alumna on Fieldwork in Greece

May 01, 2017

Kendall Farkas '16 earned support from the national Honorary Society for Classical Studies.

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Professor Barbara Flaschenriem was a founding member of the Department of Classics and deeply invested in expanding access for promising students of Greco-Roman antiquity. The scholarship benefits Classics students with financial need.




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