Parthenon frieze

Parthenon east frieze: Zeus and Hera

Ancient Greek coins

Drachm and other coins from Pontus, Macedon, and Parthia

Horse and dismounted rider

Parthenon west frieze: Horse and Rider

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. Alternatively, 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.
November 6, 2013

Congratulations to Bryan Norton

Bryan Y. Norton, S.J., who will receive his MA in classics from Washington University this spring, has recently been appointed as a visiting instructor in the Classics department at Xavier, the Jesuit University in Cincinnati, OH.
During Bryan's two-year post, beginning in the fall of August 2014, he will work closely with the