Classics School of Languages and Cultures


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.

Current and Upcoming Classics Events:

Classics CommuniTea, monthly Mondays, 4:45 p.m. Staaks Lounge (SC 131)

Monday, August 29: 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tea and Ice Cream social

Monday, October 3: 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tea; 5:15-7 p.m. play reading (Aristophanes comedy)

Monday, November 7: 4:45-5:15 p.m. help set up Classics annual Open House; 5:15-6:15 p.m. Classics Open House (location TBA)

Monday December 5: 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tea; 5:15-6:15 pm colloquium (location TBA) with Prof. Erin Moodie on: "Orion: The Stars and the Stories".

CLCS Slideshow

Student Organizations:

Purdue Classical Association. Faculty advisor: Prof. Keith Dickson (

Honors society for Latin and Greek: Eta Sigma Phi. Advisor:  Liz Mercier (  

Alex Macallister, Rachel Kelly, and Caitlin Smith standing before the Roman defenses of Lamos in southern Turkey Learning Community Students
Purdue students attending Prof. Rauh's archaeological Field School (A. Macallister, R. Kelly, and C. Smith) at the Roman defenses of Lamos in southern Turkey

Law & Literature Learning Community Students with Prof. Syson

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