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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.

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    Rex Wallace, who taught Classics and Linguistics at UMass since 1985, has retired

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Classics Undergrad Wins SCS Scholarship

August 31, 2018

Zaidi Barreto (B.A. 2020) is one of this year’s recipients of the Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology, an award sponsored by the the Committee on Diversity in the Profession...

Melissa Mueller awarded ACLS fellowship

March 01, 2018

Melissa Mueller, Associate Professor of Classics, has been named a 2018 Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies. With the support of the Fellowship, Prof...

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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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