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 Near East and Mediterranean, including the Greeks and Romans. Our award-winning instructors teach a wide variety of classes in ancient languages, literature, culture, and archaeology.
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.
Classics Chair Anthony Tuck Receives Grant from New America to Advance Public Interest Technology Movement
Tuck and Michelle Trim (CICS) have been selected to receive $90,000 in Public Interest Technology University Network grants from New America to advance the public interest technology movement.
May 23, 2023
Dr. Lauren Caldwell, Lecturer in Classics at UMass Amherst, works on Roman social history from the Imperial period—specifically the lives of women and girls, but also health and medicine. She has...
April 03, 2023
Professor of Classics Melissa Mueller will be giving talks this month at Wellesley College and Harvard University....
March 22, 2023
On Friday, March 31, Professor Mueller will present "Jocasta in Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannos and Martha Graham's Night Journey" at the conference on "Female Agents: Gender, Drama, Reception,...
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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