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Classics

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School of Humanities and Sciences

Classics focuses on the literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy, history, art, and archaeology.

What You'll Study

The mission of the undergraduate program in Classics is to provide students with a broad background centered on the literature and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy, history, art, and archaeology. At Stanford, students in the Classics program also explore the connections between ancient cultures and the modern world as well as specialized fields such as ancient economics, law, papyrology, and science. The program's faculty approaches Classics from an interdisciplinary perspective that crosses geographical, temporal and thematic territories. The program is concerned not only with Greek and Roman civilization but also with the interaction of cultures and societies that influenced the ancient Mediterranean basin and continue to influence human society across the globe.

Degrees Offered

  • BA
  • Joint Major/BAS
  • Minor
  • Honors
  • Coterm

More Information

Exploratory Courses

CLASSICS 112

Introduction to Greek Tragedy: Gods, Heroes, Fate, and Justice (TAPS 167)

CLASSICS 132

Whose Classics? Race and Classical Antiquity in the U.S. (ASNAMST 132, CSRE 132)

CLASSICS 136

The Greek Invention of Mathematics

CLASSICS 13N

Race, Blackness, Antiquity (CSRE 13N)

CLASSICS 164

Roman Gladiators (ARCHLGY 165)

CLASSICS 19N

Eloquence Personified: How To Speak Like Cicero

CLASSICS 1G

Beginning Greek

CLASSICS 1L

Beginning Latin

CLASSICS 26N

The Roman Empire: Its Grandeur and Fall (HISTORY 11N)

CLASSICS 30N

Making fun of History: Insults, Mockery and Abuse Language in Antiquity

CLASSICS 31

Greek Mythology

CLASSICS 37

Great Books, Big Ideas from Ancient Greece and Rome (DLCL 11, HUMCORE 112)

CLASSICS 42

Philosophy and Literature (COMPLIT 181, ENGLISH 81, FRENCH 181, GERMAN 181, ILAC 181, ITALIAN 181, PHIL 81, SLAVIC 181)

CLASSICS 76

Global History: The Ancient World (HISTORY 1A)

CLASSICS 81

Ancient Empires: Near East (HISTORY 117)

CLASSICS 83

The Greeks (HISTORY 101)

CLASSICS 84

The Romans (HISTORY 102A)