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  • Department of Classics 2022 Orientation Introduction

    In Classics we study the languages, literature, art, and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome in their broader Mediterranean context. Primary evidence is our core principle: ancient Greek and Latin, monuments and excavations, literature from epic to epigram are the focus of ourstudy. Together we read closely, write critically, debate and explore the complex intersections of cultures that made up the ancient world.

    As a pre-professional major, Classics offers an exceptional edge for that clear expression, innovation, and the engagement of multiple voices. It signals cultural engagement across the boundaries of time and space, as well as the critical perspective that historical depth allows. As scholars and as teachers, we integrate these studies with approaches that range from literary analysis to digital reconstructions and the reception of the ancient world from antiquity through the present day.

  • Is it possible to study Classics and pursue pre-Health courses of study?

    Classics and Pre-Health

    We have had many students major in Classical Civilizations, Classics, Greek, and Latin while pursuing pre-Health tracks such as Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Nursing, and Pre-Public Health.

    Please download the brochure below if you would like to know more about Classics and Pre-Health.

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  • Is Classics an appropriate course of study if I want to go to law school?

    Classics and Pre-Law

    Classics, Greek, and especially Latin have long been popular choices for students wanting to study law after their undergraduate careers. There are good reasons for why Classics and a Pre-Law track go together well, but they are not necessarily the ones that everyone assumes.

    Download the PDF attached to the image below to find out more about Classics and Pre-Law.

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  • What Classics courses are being offered this semester (Fall 2022)?

    Each semester the Department of Classics publishes a list of courses of interests for majors and minors—Fall 2022 Courses in Classics and related courses in other departments. **need pdf**

    Students with questions about specific courses are invited to contact individual instructors directly for more information.

    Some faculty may be able to send preliminary syllabi or syllabi from previous versions of their courses; all faculty can and do answer questions about their courses.

    If you need assistance in contacting a faculty member in the Department of Classics, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Kim Oliphant, our Undergraduate Program Coordinator, for further assistance.

  • I have questions about CL, GRK, LAT courses. Whom do I contact?

    We are asking everyone who has questions about Classics, Greek, or Latin courses; advising; or other related matters to contact our Department of Classics Academic Degree Program Coordinator, Ms. Kim Oliphant ( She will make sure that you are connected with the people in the department who have the best answers possible.

  • Classics Orientation Advising/Information Sessions for Fall 2022

    I'd really like to talk to someone in person. Is that possible?

    Yes. We will have two pre-semester drop-in advising/information sessions available in-person with Dr. Emily Master, Director of Undergraduate Studies (

    • Saturday, August, 20th, 1:00 pm, Emory Expo, Woodruff PE Center
    • Monday, August, 22nd, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Dept. of Classics, Candler Library, room 221