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Discover the cultural richness of ancient Greece and Rome, and the beginnings of the liberal arts tradition.  Classics at Grinnell includes not only the Greek and Latin languages, but also the history, literature, art, archaeology, mythology, and philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Study in Athens or Rome is available. Majors in classics go on to careers in many fields, including education, law, medicine, scientific research, business, and librarianship.

  • Monessa Cummins

    Grinnell Resources, Student Opportunities

    "I'm still amazed by the amount of resources that are available to students. . . At the very time when they're trying to figure out who they are and what they want to do, they have all these stimulating experiences that expose them to a much wider world, and they are in a better position to start making choices."

    Monessa Cummins, associate professor of classics, explains how students begin preparing for careers from the moment they step foot on campus.

Department News

Nora and Ben place a greek vase in a spectrometer machine

Chemical Connections: Classics and Chemistry Collide with Research on Greek Vase

What’s the connection between olive oil, an ancient Greek vase, and X-ray fluorescence analysis? That’s exactly what Nora Madrigal ’19 and Ben Hoekstra ’19 sought to find out from a research project in their Chemistry 358: Instrumental Analysis class.

Classics Department to Present "Why Classics? Reception and Receptivity"

Emily Austin, assistant professor of classics at the University of Chicago, will present “Why Classics? Reception and Receptivity” at 4:15 on April 16 in room N3118 of the Humanities and Social Studies Center.

Scholar to Discuss Women on the Move in the Ancient Mediterranean

Professor Sheila Dillon of Duke University will present "Crossing the Corrupting Sea: Women on the move in the ancient Mediterranean” at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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