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 1, 2015

Washington University Classics Freshmen celebrate at Convivium

Deborah Ruscillo Cosmopoulos and her students celebrated a Greco-Roman convivium to end their first-year seminar, “Wining and Dining in the Classical World.”

The event included food cooked to ancient recipes, poetry recitation, music, and a game of kottabos.