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.

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Classics Students Selected as Freedman Student Fellows

Jacob Kordeleski, a senior Classics major and 2017-2018 Freedman Student Fellow, has used technology support from Kelvin Smith Library's Freedman Center to produce 3D images of prized artifacts in The Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Jacob hopes that one day 3D exhibits "become commonplace in museums" due to the...

Professor Evelyn Adkins on “The Mirror of Antiquity” Podcast

Assistant Professor of Classics, Evelyn Adkins, was featured on The Mirror of Antiquity podcast, where she answered the question, "what excites you about the study of Classical antiquity?" She discusses how it helps us connect with people from the past–both in understanding how people are similar, but also how they are...

Paul Iversen, Associate Professor and Chair of Classics, Wins Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Dr. Paul Iversen, Associate Professor and Chair of the Classics Department, has won an award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research the world's oldest known computing device, the Antikythera Mechanism. This device, discovered in 1901 off the coast of a Greek island, was found to be...

Sportula Grants for Classics Students

The Sportula provides microgrants for any need and any amount up to $300 to students taking Classics courses or students who are interested in Classics, especially students from historically marginalized and/or working-class communities. Students can find out more information and ask for grants through their website: https://thesportula.wordpress.com/. Support the Sportula through this virtual 5k, Greased Lightning! Any activity submitted before December...