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.


Summer 2018 Study Abroad Trip in Greece

  Classics students spent four weeks in Greece, as part of a summer Classics course taught by Professor Paul Iversen, where they were able to participate in an active archaeological project–The Lechaion Harbor & Settlement Project. In addition to their field work, students learned about the history Greco-Roman culture and...

“Discussions” Faculty Spotlight Features Dr. Paul Iversen

  Classics Department Chair and Associate Professor, Dr. Paul Iversen, was interviewed in the Faculty Spotlight feature of Discussions: The Undergraduate Research Journal of CWRU. Find his interview here!

Dr. Timothy Wutrich’s Course Featured in “Think Magazine”

  Think Magazine highlighted Classics and World Literature course: Heroes and Hustlers in Roman Literature (CLSC-WLIT 204), taught by Dr. Timothy Wutrich, as part of their "On Course" feature, advertising intriguing or unusual classes taught at CWRU. Read up on the course, including an interview with Dr. Wutrich, in their...

Professor Iversen on The Refined Savage Podcast

Professor Iversen discusses the Persian Wars, especially the Battle of Thermopylae, with Mark Valenti, moderator of The Refined Savage podcast. Listen here.  

Podcast with Professor Iversen

Check out the podcast interview Professor Iversen did for the Refined Savage - a podcast produced by Marc Valenti from Vermilion.  The topic is Alexander the Great. Listen to it here!

2017 Study Abroad Trip in Greece

Classics students Jacob Kordeleski, Dominica Rollins, Adam Doros, Aubri Swank, and Anna Anders spent three weeks in Greece learning about the history of Greco-Roman culture and gaining hands-on archaeological fieldwork experience with Professor Paul Iversen.Check out the photos below!  

Welcome Dr. Paul Hay, New Visiting Assistant Professor

Please join the Department of Classics in welcoming Dr. Paul Hay, who will be joining the department this fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Hay holds a B.A. in classics and English from Case Western Reserve University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in classics from the University of Texas...

Students Visit Ancient Isthmia during CLSC 318 Study Abroad

Classics majors Boaz Heller, James Sullivan and Angel Bai line up at the starting gate (hysplex) of the race track at ancient Isthmia, home of one the four great Panhellenic games of ancient Greece. The students visited the site as a part of CLSC 318, an archaeological field school...


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