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Classical Studies

Greek and Latin were the only courses offered in the early days of Indiana University (1824-1827), when it came into being as Indiana State Seminary and employed only one faculty member. Much has changed at Indiana University and in the study of the ancient world since those times. Today, the Department of Classical Studies has eight faculty and provides a wide range of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in ancient Greek and Roman languages, literature, art, archaeology, and civilization, and exciting study abroad opportunities. The Department also participates actively in the Program in Ancient Studies, which brings together faculty and students from sixteen departments and programs for lectures, colloquia, and workshops on various aspects of antiquity.

Department News & Events

Spring 2018 lecture sponsored by the Department of Classical Studies:

Michèle Lowrie
Andrew W. Mellon Professor, Classics and the College
University of Chicago
March 29, 4:30pm
Walnut Room, IMU


Dr. Teresa Ramsby of UMass Amherst visited the IUB campus before the Thanksgiving break to present her lecture, entitled "Portrait of a Goddess: Anna Perenna and the Coin of Gaius Annius".


Class members from Professor Nicholas Blackwell's Topography and Monuments of Athens course were amazed by the replica of the chryselephantine Athena Parthenos statue inside the Nashville Parthenon.

Learn more about this trip and the Nashville Parthenon here.


Thanks to the generosity of its alumni and friends over the years, the Department is able to provide substantial scholarships to many students who pursue a major in Classical Studies. We were delighted to honor this year's scholarship winners at our annual Awards Ceremony.

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