School of Languages and Cultures ClassicsCollege of Liberal Arts


Explore the ancient world with a Major or Minor in Classical Studies. This interdisciplinary field explores all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life – history, society, literature, science, religion, and mythology. Study the impact the Classical cultures have had on the world today, and compare those with other ancient world cultures.

To help students develop their own interests, we offer a choice of three tracks emphasizing Classical languages (Latin and ancient Greek), literature and culture, or material culture and history.

Classics CommuniTea:

Usually monthly on first Mondays, 4:30 p.m. locations TBD

FALL 2021





30 August

4:30pm Academy Park            (in front of Heavilon Hall)

Ice Cream Social

Prof. Moodie

30 September

4:30pm  Academy Park    (in front of Heavilon Hall)

Play Reading   (txt TBD)

Prof. Moodie


CLCS Slideshow

Purdue Classics Club: Eta Sigma Phi (Purdue Chapter of National Honors Society for Latin and Ancient Greek
Advisor: Liz Mercier (

Alex Macallister, Rachel Kelly, and Caitlin Smith standing before the Roman defenses of Lamos in southern Turkey Learning Community Students
Purdue students attending Prof. Rauh's archaeological Field School (A. Macallister, R. Kelly, and C. Smith) at the Roman defenses of Lamos in southern Turkey Student Nathan Burnett mapping a Hellenistic Era Tower at Ovacik, Turkey, in Prof. Rauh’s Anatolian Archaeology Field School.

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