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.
To celebrate Poggio Civitate’s 50th year of excavation, in November 2016 the Department hosted a colloquium on the theme of Gender and Power in Archaic Etruria. The site was also featured in the July 2016 issue of Archeo, an Italian popular magazine dedicated to archaeology, with a cover story authored by Prof. Tony Tuck. In addition, an exhibit of archival photography from the excavation’s decades of research curated by Prof. Tuck remains on display on the Murlo Archaeological Museum through 2017.
After 39 years in the UMass Department of Classics, Marios Philippides, beloved teacher of Greek, Mythology, and Greek Civ. has retired.
October 11, 2017
The Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces a search for a full-time nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor....
August 28, 2017
The goal of Latin 126 is to introduce you to all aspects of the Latin language. By the end of one semester, you will be ready to read an extended excerpt from an original Latin text by an ancient author.
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 »