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Learn about Pompeii in New Course!

"Pompeii: Life and Art" - Summer 2021 Virtual Study Abroad Course

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UMD Alumnus Aaron Hershkowitz Wins $350,000 NEH Grant

Dr. Aaron Hershkowitz wins $350,000 grant for his project on digitizing ancient paper pressings

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Classical Influences in America

Students, Marissa Hicks and Zachary Wilton, explore influences of Greece and Rome on the political and ideological development of the United States

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The members of the Classics Department pride ourselves on bringing the ancient world to life. Whether you choose to major in Classics or just take a course or two with us, we invite you to be a part of our lively learning community.

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Graduate Program

The Department of Classics at the University of Maryland, College Park offers a graduate program of study with specializations in Latin or Latin and Greek leading to the degree of Master of Arts

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Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Studies

For twenty-five years, the Classics Department has offered courses in Modern as well as Ancient Greek. Our Modern Greek offerings have grown from one course per semester in 1989 to a range of seven to eight courses per academic year, covering the full range from beginning to advanced levels.

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Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom

Our academic programs are the heart of what we are about. Some of our classes take place outside the classroom, “on location” in Italy, Greece, and France. 

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Scholarship and research are integral to the study of Classics and to the mission of our department.

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