The interests of students in the Program span the chronological and geographical limits of the ancient world, and sometimes even cross them. Some students are primarily interested in classical Athens, or the central period of Roman Empire, while others work on archaic Rome, Late Antiquity or even the early Middle Ages. Some work on Greece and Italy, while others focus on Roman Gaul, Syria or Egypt. Methodologically, students also draw on a wide variety of approaches and types of evidence, including literary texts, inscriptions, papyri and material culture. Students in the Program are part of a broader intellectual and social community that includes faculty and students from various different Departments, including History, Classical Studies, the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archeology and Near Eastern Studies. The sheer number of people working on some aspect of the Greco-Roman world at the University of Michigan, means that students are part of a large and very rich community.