Wulfing Coin Collection, Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University Papyri Collection. WU. Inventory.124

Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis

About the Program

The Department of Classics offers courses, lectures, and other events that explore the languages, literatures, history and culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Our B.A. and M.A. programs in Classics focus on the ancient languages and texts read in the original Greek and Latin, and our PhD program offers specialized study in ancient history, music, performance, and philosophy. The undergraduate program in Ancient Studies allows students to explore the political, cultural, and social history of Greece and Rome, with little or no work in the ancient languages.

In The News

October 5, 2015
The Department of Classics has created the Robert Lamberton and Susan Rotroff Fund in Classics to honor Professor Robert Lamberton and Susan Rotroff upon their retirement.
October 1, 2015

Associate Professor William Bubelis presented ‘A Survey of Eion’s Archaic Civic Coinage' at the XV International Numismatic Congress in Taormina, Sicily (Sept. 20-24, 2015).

September 21, 2015

On Saturday, September 19th The Washington University Classics Club presented Plautus’ Casina: A Reading in English Translation.

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2015 - 4:00pm

Christianity in Antiquity Workshop

David Maxwell (Concordia) and Daniel Smith (SLU)
Eden Theological Seminary

David Maxwell (Concordia) and Daniel Smith (SLU) will be presenting (their selections will be made available a couple of weeks before the event).