• 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 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.

Professor Ken Kitchell honored at retirement

Jun 02, 2014

Ken Kitchell retired at the end of May after sixteen years at UMass. He was honored with a splendid MAT alumni reunion cum symposium on Latin pedagogy and a reception at the Faculty Club at which t...

Undergraduate researcher wins recognition

May 15, 2014

Tess Brickley ’15 (far left) was one of four undergraduates designated the first UMass Amherst Rising Researchers. The Rising Researcher award is a new program co-funded by University Relations and...

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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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