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    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

News

Alumnus T. J. Howell Recipient of the SCS Precollegiate Teaching Award

November 15, 2018

The UMass Amherst Department of Classics is very pleased to announce that TJ Howell has received the 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Precollegiate Level from the Society for Classical...

For the fairest

November 13, 2018

Congratulations to Chloe Kolbet, Steven Mondloch, Joe Stern, and Forrester Hammer, all UMass Amherst MAT students, who won the Bolchazy Carducci Halloween costume contest for their wonderful...

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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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