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.
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".
|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