Classics School of Languages and Cultures


Students at Purdue may pursue Majors or Minors in Classical Studies at the undergraduate level. This rich interdisciplinary field explores all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and thought.

We also study the impact of Classical cultures on the world today, and compare Greek and Roman civilization - history, society, literature, science, religion, mythology - 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 Indiana Classical
Conference will be hosted by Purdue on Friday April 22 and Saturday April 23.
For further details, please visit:

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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