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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 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.

  • Four ways to major in Classics

    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.


Prof. Lauren Caldwell featured on "Peopling the Past"

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...

Professor Mueller to speak at Wellesley and Harvard

April 03, 2023

Professor of Classics Melissa Mueller will be giving talks this month at Wellesley College and Harvard University....

Prof. Mueller to speak at Barnard College

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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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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