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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


Classics Prize Winners Honored

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:...

Poehler Receives $245,000 Getty Foundation Grant

February 15, 2019

Eric Poehler, associate professor of classics, has received a $245,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to complete a three-year project titled the Pompeii Artistic Landscape Project (PALP), an...

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Transforming History: Generic Interaction in Roman Historiography

Amherst Room – Tenth Floor of Campus Center
3:30 pm


Revenge of the Trojans (Noah Kaye, Michigan State)

Herter 301, UMass Amherst
5:00 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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