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UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. degrees in Classics with multiple areas of emphasis. The Minors in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

The pedagogic and research aim of the department is far-reaching. UGA Classics in Rome has educated students abroad since 1970 as a founding study abroad program at UGA with UGA Cortona.  Programs led and taught by Classics faculty take students of all UGA colleges and major programs to Rome and throughout Italy and Europe to explore Classical antiquity and its reception. These enriching programs satisfy the Experiential Learning Requirement and offer great opportunities to add a Classics Major or Classical Culture Minor and to gain valuable career-building skills.

Early Greek Myth, by the late Dr. Timothy N. Gantz, UGA Professor of Classics, is an essential resource for contextualizing Classical mythology across academic disciplines. The companion website, with thousands of images, translations, and links to artistic and literary sources added regularly, makes the text even more compelling and user-friendly. Now with over 1.8 Million views and counting!

Preparing you for what comes next

The study of Classics, a rigorous academic program, provides future-ready skills to enhance careers in computer science; management information systems; finance and financial planning; engineering; statistics; publishing; biology; biochemistry; international affairs; political science; law; and training for careers in teaching; archaeology; historic preservation; museum and art information. Pursuing a degree in Classics promotes the development of sharp analytical and critical thinking skills, along with a comprehensive understanding of language and an appreciation for art and culture. Research and writing skills are also paramount. 

Visit career.uga.edu What can I do with a major in Classics? for a listing of career paths open to Classics graduates who acquire essential skills and abilities in Research; Critical Thinking; Communication; Teamwork/Collaboration and Global/Intercultural Fluency

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Congratulations to Molly Stevens on the successful defense of her M.A. thesis on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.  The title of her thesis: Vintage 536: The Effect of the Late Antique Little Ice Age on the Viticulture of Southern Palestine.
Alicia Stallings graduated in 1990 from the University of Georgia with an A.B in Classics. She then graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSt in Latin Literature in 1991.
Congratulations to Jo Spellman, who defended their M.A. thesis on April 14, 2023. The title of Jo’s thesis is Battle Lines: Gender and Violence in Terence’s Hecyra. The department congratulates Jo for their excellent work!

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UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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