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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.

  • Rex Wallace retires

    Rex Wallace, who taught Classics and Linguistics at UMass since 1985, has retired

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Bulger Awards Presented to Outstanding Classics Majors

December 05, 2018

On Friday November 30, a ceremony was held to recognize this year's winners of the William M. Bulger Award. Each year the Department presents the Bulger Award to the outstanding Classics majors as...

Herter Hall Graduate Students, Faculty Take Stand for 'Tolerance for Diversity'

November 30, 2018

After posters linked to white supremacism were placed outside Herter Hall earlier this month, graduate students and faculty from various departments in the building began a “tolerance for diversity...

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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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