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, 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.
July 15, 2015

Why Study Classics?

Washington University in St. Louis Alumni Explain

Washington University Classics Alumni Sarah Brophy (2008), Ron Jackups (2000), Joshua Trosch (2015), and Cat Karayan Wilbur (2008) have contributed to two videos (below) on the value of majoring in Classics or Ancient Studies.