Greece 2019 Carly Challgren 4 Delphi

Department of Classics

About the Department
Temple of Apollo at Delphi, photo by Carly Challgren '19

Classics, Greek, Latin, Latin Education, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies

Classics is the study of the Greeks and Romans—especially their languages (Greek and Latin)—and their interactions with other cultures, from prehistoric through medieval times. Learning classical languages is not only fun and exciting; it also improves students’ verbal and analytical skills and gives them tools for studying the past and evaluating the present. Courses in ancient and medieval literature, history, philosophy, religion, political science, fine arts, and archaeology offer fascinating ways to explore the humanities, both on campus and abroad.

776 BCE to 393 CE

Lifespan of ancient Olympic games

27 BCE to 476 CE

Lifespan of ancient Roman empire

330 CE to 1453 CE

Lifespan of Byzantine Greek empire