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.

News

2019 Summer Study Abroad in Rome

Drs. Mark Hammond and Evelyn Adkins traveled to Rome with a group of students as part of CLSC 326–Rome on Site: The Archaeology of the Eternal City. Check out more pictures from their study tour on the Classics Facebook page!

Two Classics Majors Win CAMWS Latin Translation Contest Awards

Two Classics majors, Nana Yorke and Joshua Breckenridge, won prizes through the Classical Association of the Middle West and South annual Latin Translation Contest this year!

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"...