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Explore the ancient world with a Major or Minor in Classical Studies. This interdisciplinary field explores all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life – history, society, literature, science, religion, and mythology. Study the impact the Classical cultures have had on the world today, and compare those with other ancient world cultures.

To help students develop their own interests, we offer a choice of three tracks emphasizing Classical languages (Latin and ancient Greek), literature and culture, or material culture and history. The program also offers a B. A. in the teaching of Latin.

Purdue Classics Club: Eta Sigma Phi (Purdue Chapter of National Honors Society for Latin and Ancient Greek )
Advisor: Liz Mercier (

Dr. Campbell helps students decipher a Latin manuscript during Indiana Junior Classical League's Annual Latin Day (November 2023). Dr. Mercier and summer class, Life in the Early   Roman Empire: A Literary Tour, in front of the Arch of Constantine, Rome (May 2023).