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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

Date posted: September 18th, 2018

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. …Read more.

“Discussions” Faculty Spotlight Features Dr. Paul Iversen

Date posted: September 13th, 2018

Classics Department Chair and Associate Professor, Dr. Paul Iversen, was interviewed in the Faculty Spotlight feature of Discussions: The Undergraduate Research Journal of CWRU …Read more.

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

Date posted: September 12th, 2018

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 more.

Professor Iversen on The Refined Savage Podcast

Date posted: April 20th, 2018

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

Date posted: November 2nd, 2017

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. …Read more.

2017 Study Abroad Trip in Greece

Date posted: August 9th, 2017

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! …Read more.

Welcome Dr. Paul Hay, New Visiting Assistant Professor

Date posted: July 28th, 2017

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. …Read more.

Students Visit Ancient Isthmia during CLSC 318 Study Abroad

Date posted: June 7th, 2016

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. …Read more.


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