Classical Studies

Classical Studies encompasses all the social, material, and intellectual culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, as they can be studied both in the original languages and in English.

The department offers courses under three headings, including (1) elementary and intermediate courses in Latin and Greek, designed to teach a student to read the languages; (2) courses in Greek and Roman literature, history, art and archaeology, society, and culture, including Core (Literature, History I, and Fine Arts) courses, taught in English and designed to acquaint a student broadly with the world of classical antiquity; (3) advanced reading courses in ancient authors and genres taught in the original languages and advanced cultures courses in English. Courses related to antiquity are also available in other departments.