Welcome to Classical Studies


The Program in Classical Studies will introduce you to the literature, languages, history, and culture of the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome and to the enormous impact of ancient Greece and Rome on the modern world. Courses in the Program of Classical Studies cover an extensive period of time from the Bronze Age through the Roman Empire and explore a variety of topics such as spectacle and sport, love and war, law and culture, Athenian tragedy and comedy, and ancient women and children.

The Program also offers elementary, intermediate, and advanced Ancient Greek and Latin courses. You can earn degrees in either Classics, where the focus is on the Greek and Latin languages, or in Classical Studies, where the focus is on Greek and Roman literature, culture, and history (and courses in the Greek and Latin languages are, in most cases, optional).