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Department of Classics

The faculty of the Classics department work in literature, linguistics, history, archaeology, and philosophy. We are developing innovative approaches to the study of Greco-Roman antiquity through our collaborative work with scholars in a wide variety of fields. We belong to international research networks and we teach, publish, and host workshops and conferences with colleagues from Art History, the Committee on Social ThoughtComparative Literature, the Divinity SchoolEnglishGermanic StudiesHistory, the Law SchoolLinguistics, the Oriental InstitutePhilosophyPolitical ScienceRomance Languages, and Theater and Performance Studies.

In keeping with the wide ranging research agendas of our faculty, the culture of Classics at the University of Chicago is pluralistic. The Department offers four different Ph.D. programs, each of which fosters a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the study of Greco-Roman antiquity: Classical Languages and Literatures, the Ancient Mediterranean World, Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, and the joint Ph.D. in Classics and Social Thought. More information about each of these programs can be found in the program descriptions


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Ancient Civilizations

November 11, 2022

Check out The Day Tomorrow Began, a small video that showcases the amazing work our fellow scholars at Oriental Institute are doing to shape the way we think about our Western civilization.