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.


Professor Peter Knox Discusses 2019 Cleveland Humanities Festival

Peter Knox, Classics Professor and Director of the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, discussed the 4th Annual Cleveland Humanities Festival on Ideastream’s Sound of Ideas. This year, the Festival explores the relationship between the humanities and nature from a variety of perspectives.

First-Year Classics Major Justine Boyle Passes Away

We would like to join the University in mourning the loss of Justine Boyle, a talented first-year Classics major who passed away early Tuesday morning. Justine and 12 other students had just returned from a spring break trip in Greece as part of the Classics course "Athens: In Search of Socrates"...

Students on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece

2019 Spring Break Trip to Greece

Students are earning credit hours over their spring break exploring Greece with Professor Mark Hammond for CLSC 199 - Athens: Idea and Identity from Socrates to Byron. The class met weekly before their travels, and will meet a couple more times upon their return. Check out a couple photos below!

New members of Eta Sigma Phi celebrate with a candy toast (from L to R: Asha Ravichadran, Nana Yorke, Jillian White, Saloni Lad, Emma Ries, and Joshua Breckenridge).

Classics Library Party and Eta Sigma Phi Induction Ceremony

Last Friday, March 1, Classics students and faculty came together to set up and organize new bookcases for the department library! Check it out on the 4th floor of Mather House. Speak to a Classics faculty member if you're interested in borrowing a book! Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honor...