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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.

  • Four ways to major in Classics

    The Department of Classics offers three concentrations within the Classics Major: Greek & Latin Languages, Classical Civilization, and Classical Archaeology, as well as a joint major in Classics and Philosophy.

  • Forsan et haec olim...

    Despite a global pandemic, the UMass Amherst Classics Class of 2020 graduated in style. We are proud of them and all they have accomplished in unusual circumstances. We can't to see the great things they will do as they begin the next phase of their lives!


Ancient Cultures, New Materialisms series kicks off with Q & A

June 19, 2022

Melissa Mueller and Lilah Grace Canevaro, senior editors, interview Amy Lather, author of Materiality and Aesthetics in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry, the first book to publish in the new...

Closs Interviewed for BBC's "The Forum"

April 28, 2022

Historical accounts of the Roman emperor have skewed our interpretation of his legacy....

Keitel Honored for Distinguished Service to Classics in New England

August 07, 2020

Elizabeth Keitel, Professor Emeritus of Classics at UMass Amherst, has been honored with the 2020 Barlow-Beach Award from the Classical Association of New England. The award, the most prestigious...

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Seeing the Roman Empire through Ancient Souvenirs

UMass Amherst, Herter Hall-Room 227
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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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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