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Classics

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

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.
Monessa Cummins with student

Classics Professor Monessa Cummins Wins National Teaching Award

Monessa Cummins, of the Department of Classics, has received a national prize for her excellence in teaching and her dedication to serving as an expert, adviser, and mentor to students.

Department Information

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