School of Languages and Cultures ClassicsCollege of Liberal Arts


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:

2017 Classics Open House Monday, November 6 (Flyer), 5:30 p.m. SC 239

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


Monday, August 28:

                - 4:45-5:30 p.m. Welcome Back! Tea and Ice Cream Social.              

Monday, October 2: (Flyer)

               - 4:40-5:20 p.m. Tea and snacks.

               - 5:20-6:20 p.m. Comedy play-reading: Aristophanes Peace

Monday, November 6: (Flyer)

               - 5:00-5:30 p.m. Help set up Open House.

              - 5:30-6:30 p.m. Annual Open House: supper and celebration of Classics students' achievements, study abroad, etc.

Monday, December 4:

               - 4:40-5:20 p.m. Tea and snacks

               - 5:20-6:00 p.m. Singing (just for fun - no special skills needed!): Latin carols and other holiday songs.


 Monday, February 5:

                - 4:40-5:20 p.m. Tea and snacks

                - 5:20-6:00 p.m. Workshop: make your own curse tablets! (Led by Profs. Keith Dickson and Erin Moodie)

Monday, March 5:

                - 4:40-5:20 p.m. Tea and snacks

                - 5:20-6:20 p.m. Play-reading (tragedy TBD)

Monday, April 2:

                - 4:40-5:20 p.m. Tea and snacks; farewell to seniors!

                - 5:20-6:00 p.m. Discussion: Careers after majoring in Classics

CLCS Slideshow

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