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Greek, Latin, and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Department

Colosseum

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Engage the Past.
Navigate the Present.
Shape the Future.

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 a unique and versatile set of skills. We combine data analysis with out-of-the-box problem-solving, precision translating with creative communication, close reading with imaginative troubleshooting. These skills prepare you for a wide range of career paths, and our alums can be found working in multiple occupational sectors: government, law, business, marketing, web design, management, 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. In studying Mediterranean antiquity, a world that seems simultaneously familiar and strange, we lay bare and interrogate the values, preconceptions, and prejudices of today. The fundamentally creative enterprise of this discipline, in turn, gives us the tools to think differently about tomorrow, to create new structures and solutions that make the world a more just and equitable place.