Classics at Williams includes a broad range of courses in the Greek and Latin languages and the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean. Courses in Greek and Latin enable students to increase their linguistic facility as they study important authors, subjects, and periods and develop a variety of methodological skills. Courses in Classical Studies, in which texts are read in English translation, introduce students to and make them familiar with the literature, history, mythology, art, archaeology, religion and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome, and their broader Mediterranean contexts. Our curriculum, like the events we organize and the cooperation we enjoy with other departments and programs, reflects the interdisciplinary character and expansive range of the field of Classics. All of our course offerings challenge students both to confront the foreignness of these ancient cultures and to explore the profound connections between them and our own. More information can be found on the Classics site.
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R = Remote
H = Hybrid
0 = In-person
Teaching modes (remote, hybrid, in-person) are subject to change at any point. Please pay close attention when registering. Depending on the timing of a teaching mode change, faculty also may be in contact with students.