The study of classics centers on the cultures of antiquity, but the lessons learned about the human condition are anything but antiquated. Throughout history, those interested in politics, society, and culture have looked to Roman and Greek civilization as a testing ground for serious inquiry. The study is no less fruitful and fascinating today.
In addition to scholarly examination of the art, science, philosophy, religion, mythology, and literature of ancient Greece, Rome, and other cultures of the ancient world, the Department of Classical Studies at Tufts is actively involved with Tufts’ current cultural climate, sponsoring events such as the Classics Film Series, an annual reading marathon, and various guest speakers. The department houses the Perseus Digital Library, which is the largest online collection of Latin and Greek texts in the world. Students in the classics department often participate in the Fifth-Year Master’s Degree Program or double majors, finding that studying Latin or Greek perfectly complements preparatory work toward law, medicine, theology, philosophy, or a number of other fields in the sciences and humanities.
We offer a variety of majors and minors including majors in Greek and Latin, Ancient World Studies, Greek, Latin, and the interdisciplinary major in Archaeology; and minors in Ancient World Studies, Ancient World Archaeology, Greek, and Latin.