• Classics at UMass

    The Classics Department of UMass Amherst provides undergraduate and graduate students at the state’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 Archaeology.

  • A commitment to great teaching

    Teresa Ramsby is the winner of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher Award and the University's Distinguished Teaching Award for 2015–2016. She joins departmental colleagues Debbie Felton, Tony Tuck, and Marios Philippides who are past winners.

  • "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 major to intern at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC

May 18, 2016

Jack Duff (class of 2018) a double major in Classics and Linguistics will be a Summer Intern in Publications at Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC. Jack will be putti...

Departmental Honors Ceremony

Apr 08, 2016

The Classics Department held its annual Eta Sigma Phi initiation and awards recognition ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2016. Twenty-five students were inducted into our Epsilon Omicron chapter of ΗΣΦ...

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Poggio Civitate, 50th Anniversary

Campus Center, Amherst Room 10th Floor

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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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