Welcome to the Department of Classics

Overview of the Department of Classics

The Department of Classics offers instruction in Greek, Latin, Sanskrit, and Modern Greek languages, literatures, history, and philosophy, all leading to the degrees of B.A. and Ph.D. in Classics. The department also sponsors graduate programs leading to the Ph.D Degree in Sanskrit track, and (jointly with the Department of History) Ancient History. Classics faculty teach courses at all levels in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, ranging from the beginnings through the medieval and Byzantine periods, as well as in Sanskrit and Modern Greek. Since Classics is an inherently multi-disciplinary field, students are encouraged to take courses in related areas of study, such as Art History, Archaeology, Comparative Literature, Egyptology and Assyriology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religious Studies, and in related programs such as Early Cultures and Medieval Studies

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Upcoming Workshop:

Visible Words: Digital Epigraphy in a Global Perspective

This workshop will bring together experts in the epigraphic cultures of half a dozen different languages and scriptural traditions who are also involved in creating (or developing) digital editions and databases of inscriptions, to explore these questions and other shared interests during a day-and-a-half of short presentations and group round-table discussions.  For more information, click here.