Department of Classics

The Department of Classics offers courses in Greek and Latin languages and classical literature, as well as ancient history and other aspects of classical culture and life. The department acquaints students with the cultural achievements of the classical world that have served as the basis for Western society.

The study of classical antiquity can serve as a strong base for a liberal arts education, and can be a rewarding supplement to any field, regardless of the student’s eventual career goals. A major or minor in classics can especially enrich programs in law, medicine, philosophy, religion and history.


Southern Teachers Agency – Call for Latin Teachers

Date posted: October 29th, 2015

K-12 Teaching Jobs for Latin Majors at Southern Teachers Agency
Since 1902, Southern Teachers has helped great schools hire great teachers. Today, however, the challenge for schools to craft productive, meaningful classroom experiences for their students in a time of rapid pedagogical change is greater than ever. …Read more.

Boaz Heller ’17 at Sagalassos during CLSC 318 Study Abroad

Date posted: August 17th, 2015

Professor Paul Iversen and Classics Major Boaz Heller (’17) have been conducting an archaeological and epigraphical survey on site in Turkey over the past two weeks. This survey is part of the study abroad course, Landscape Archaeology and Epigraphy (CLSC 318/418), and is in partnership with the Isparta Archaeological Survey in Turkey.  …Read more.

Professor Peter Knox Interviewed for the Daily

Date posted: June 19th, 2015

5 questions with…Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Director Peter Knox
JUNE 19, 2015

After completing his undergraduate degree in English and Classics at Harvard University, Peter Knox was ready to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an attorney. …Read more.

Vergil Week Continuous Reading Happening All Day, April 23

Date posted: April 23rd, 2015

Listen to and join in the virtual reading by following the link below! …Read more.

Classics Department 2015 Award Recipients

Date posted: April 14th, 2015

The Department of Classics would like to congratulate the following majors, minors and graduate students for receiving the 2015 departmental awards!

Alexander’s Lieutenant:The Secret Behind the Conqueror’s Success

Date posted: April 7th, 2015

Friday, April 10, 4pm in Mather House 100
Alexander the Great’s character and exploits have captured imaginations for thousands of years, and his reputation all but blinds the sun. David Grzybowski, a graduate student in Classics and World Literature, will present research on Parmenio, Alexander’s chief general and argue that much of Alexander’s military success can in fact be attributed to the brilliance of his lieutenant rather than to his own. …Read more.

The Afterlives of Sculptures in Ancient Greece

Date posted: March 23rd, 2015

The Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art will be given by Dr. Rachel Kousser, Professor of Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. The lecture will take place on Friday April 10 at 5:30pm in Clark Hall Room 309.

“Eteocles in the Hermeneutic Circle” A lecture by Professor Timothy Wutrich

Date posted: March 12th, 2015

A lecture titled “Eteocles in the Hermeneutic Circle” will be given by Professor Timothy Wutrich as part of the Faculty Work-in-Progress Series on March 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm in Clark Hall 206.