Department of

Greek, Latin, & Ancient Mediterranean Studies


Engage the Past.
Navigate the Present.
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Greek, Latin, & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

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A Major for Every Time

Investigate for yourself the narratives from and about the Greco-Roman world: their literatures, mythologies, material remains, and languages. Interrogate the puzzles that are still unsolved and unsolvable, from ancient medical treatments to gladiatorial combat. Use your creativity and analytical skills to propose new solutions to those puzzles.

An Asset for Today

Learning how to solve a puzzle that is missing most of its pieces develops unique and versatile skills. We combine data analysis with out-of-the-box problem-solving, precision translating with creative communication, and close reading with imaginative troubleshooting. These skills are essential for a wide range of career paths, and our alumni have taken their “GLAM” into government, law, business, marketing, web design, management, and education, to name a few.

Rethinking Tomorrow

Our program is distinctive because we don’t just care about the past and its relation to the present. Studying Mediterranean antiquity helps us see and interrogate the values, preconceptions, and prejudices of today. The fundamentally creative nature of this discipline then gives us the tools to think differently about tomorrow, to create new structures and solutions that make our world a more just and equitable place.

Associate Professor of Classics Lisl Walsh

Senecan Tragedy in the City of Rome

Associate Professor of Classics Lisl Walsh discusses the concept of place for Roman playwrights at this year’s inaugural Faculty Forum. 

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