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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.

Classics Department Hosts Fulbright Senior Scholar

February 09, 2017

For the Spring 2017 semester, the UMass Department of Classics welcomes Fulbright Senior Scholar Vyara Kalfina, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek and Roman culture in the Faculty of Philosophy,...

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...

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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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