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.
The Department of Classics offers three concentrations within the Classics Major: Greek & Latin Languages, Classical Civilization, and Classical Archeology.
Rex Wallace, who taught Classics and Linguistics at UMass since 1985, has retired
November 15, 2018
The UMass Amherst Department of Classics is very pleased to announce that TJ Howell has received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level from the Society for Classical...
November 13, 2018
Congratulations to Chloe Kolbet, Steven Mondloch, Joe Stern, and Forrester Hammer, all UMass Amherst MAT students, who won the Bolchazy Carducci Halloween costume contest for their wonderful...
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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.Read More