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  • Classics at UMass



    The Classics Department of UMass Amherst provides undergraduate and graduate students at the Commonwealth’s flagship institution with comprehensive access to the rich and diverse civilizations of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Good teaching and high student achievement are in our DNA.

  • Three ways to major in Classics



    The Department of Classics offers three concentrations within the Classics Major: Greek & Latin Languages, Classical Civilization, and Classical Archeology.

  • "First Words” exhibition in Murlo, Italy sponsored by UMass Classics



    "First Words: The Archaeology of Language at Poggio Civitate," was curated in Italy by Professors Tony Tuck and Rex Wallace with the assistance of the students of the excavation’s field school of the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Excavation.

Davis Room relocation

August 25, 2016

The Davis Room, the Classics Department’s designated space in Du Bois Library, has moved from the thirteenth floor to Room 1602. The Davis Room houses an undergraduate research collection in Classi...

Classics Professors Present Research in Ireland

July 08, 2016

Two members of the Classics Department presented research at the Celtic Conference in Classics (CCC) at University College Dublin, 22-25 June. Elizabeth Keitel spoke on "Only a Letter? The Transgen...

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Oct
24-28

Eta Sigma Phi Book and Bake Sale

Herter Hall first floor by the elevators
9:00 am

Nov
04

Poggio Civitate 50th Anniversary

Amherst Room, 10th Floor | Campus Center
4:00 pm

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What will you uncover?

For many majors in Classics, travel, study, and excavation abroad have been an integral part of their University experience.

With advance preparation and careful financial planning, several students each year are able to live, study, travel, or excavate in Italy, Greece, or other countries in Europe or the Near East.

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