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.


Join Professor Rachel Sternberg on November 13 for Her Upcoming Talk “Tears of Compassion in Classical Athens”

Date: Tue. November 13th, 2018, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm Location: Clark Hall Room 206, 11130 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 Add to Google Calendar In her talk, Rachel Sternberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Classics, argues that Plato’s criticism of tragedy reflected a significant change he observed during his lifetime (c. 429-347 BCE):  that...

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!