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 Archaeology, as well as a joint major in Classics and Philosophy.
Friends, students, and colleagues pay tribute to Elizabeth Keitel on the occasion of her retirement.
September 13, 2019
Applications for the 2020 season of the archaeology field school on Kea, Greece are being accepted until October 20. For more information, contact Prof. Shannon Hogue.
May 04, 2019
Emma Vanderpool, MAT 2019, has received the Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award at UMass Amherst, one of only two prizes given to graduate student teachers each year. Her UMass students...
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