In Classical Studies, students are introduced to the richness of the Mediterranean world from antiquity to today, from Bronze Age Greece to the Roman Republic and Empire to modern Greece. Our courses cover politics, social life, literature, and art and architecture in courses like “Democracy Past and Present”, “Greek Myth in Film,” “Greeks and Barbarians,” “Ancient Minoan and Mycenaean Archaeology,” and “Ancient Sport.” We also offer training in three languages: ancient Greek, Latin and modern Greek. Many students take these initially to fulfil the LSA language requirement, but then enjoy them enough to go on to take a major or minor.
Our courses take students out of the classroom for hands-on work at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology and the world-famous Papyrology collection in Hatcher library. Students can also earn credit for research on campus (through UROP or an honors thesis) or doing field work at faculty-run archaeological digs in Greece and Italy. Many students also choose to study abroad at the American School for Classical Studies in Athens and at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome.
If you’re curious about our courses, try one of our 100-level classes like CLCIV 101: The Ancient Greek World, GB 191: Great Books (Honors), or one of our first-year seminars (CLCIV 120). You can find out more in the LSA Course Guide.