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Classical Civilization Program

Classical Civilization Program

This interdisciplinary program encompasses the study of Greek and Roman cultures and their influence on Western civilization and encourages study of related or parallel cultures such as those of Islam and the Indian subcontinent. It provides a comprehensive alternative to more specialized majors that focus primarily on one aspect or subject matter of classical antiquity and the spheres of its influence, such as art, archaeology, history, philosophy, and literature, or a narrower span of historical periods. The program enables students to investigate classical civilization and its heritage from several perspectives and become acquainted with the methods and aims of several disciplines.


Tom Clayton, chair
Phone: 612-625-7565
Fax: 651-647-9079

Office hours

By appointment
Telephone: 651-644-8441

Department affiliation

Classical and Near Eastern Studies