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Classics Department

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.

Department News

2018 McKibben Lecture Features an Iconic Heroine of Ancient Literature

Jeffrey Henderson, an internationally recognized expert on ancient Greek drama, will present "Lysistrata Through the Ages: Receptions of An Iconic Heroine."

2017 McKibben Lecture

Lecture explored the world of 11-year-old Q. Sulpicius Maximus, who is known from his funerary altar, a "remarkable and touching monument.​”

Electoral Systems of Ancient Athens

Featuring Professor Emeritus of Classics Gerald Lalonde, Tuesday, September 27, 11 a.m., in Burling Lounge.

Department Information

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