Classical Studies at Brown University

Departmental Operations in Light of COVID-19 Crisis

Due to the University’s policies as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Classics/Modern Greek Studies faculty and administrative staff will not be on campus on a regular basis.  As such, all student meetings should be conducted via Zoom.  Additionally, we are currently not receiving any visitors from the general public until further notice.  If you would like to contact the administrative team (the Department Chair, Academic Department Manager, or Administrative Assistant), please email them directly or send a message to [email protected]

Stay Informed with Updates from Brown

Temporary Suspension of PhD Admissions

Admissions to the PhD programs in Classics and Ancient History have been suspended for the 2020-2021 cycle. We look forward to resuming our admissions process and accepting applications again in Fall 2021.

The Classics Department is, as always, strongly committed to continued support for our current students, who are facing a variety of challenges due to the global pandemic.

Learn More


Red Divider Line_0_0.png

Classics @ Brown

Like the discipline itself, which lies at the foundation of the humanities, Brown University’s Department of Classics has a long and distinguished history, stretching from the founding of the University to Brown’s latest initiatives for academic enrichment. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are among the top in the country, and Classics faculty teach courses at all levels in the languages, literatures, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, ranging from the beginning through the medieval and Byzantine periods, as well as in Sanskrit and Modern Greek.