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.
Rex Wallace, who taught Classics and Linguistics at UMass since 1985, has retired
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...
April 05, 2019
At its annual awards banquet on March 29, the Department of Classics honored student prize winners for 2019, with particular recognition of the following:...
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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