Department of Classics

Teaching Rome at Home Conference We invite you to an exciting conference on May 2 on teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture today. The keynote lecture will be given by by Professor Hunter Rawlings. Click here for more information! READ MORE
Looking to study abroad? You can earn three upper-level credits while studying abroad on our short-term winter program in Italy, or one credit for our spring break program in Paris! Click here for more info! READ MORE
Student Highlight Check out Lauren's photos from her experience studying in Rome at the Intercollegiate Center for Classica! READ MORE


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.

  • The Colosseum in Rome
    Please come to an informal illustrated talk on April 25 by Lauren Baker, a senior Classics major who spent last fall semester in Rome studying at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies. 
  • This conference, with a keynote address on May 2 by Professor Hunter Rawlings, will provide discussion and practical advice on teaching Latin and ancient Roman culture today, with special emphasis


In this "Year of Immigration" at the Unversity, the Classic’s Department held a conference on the Greek concept of nostos, homecoming and the desire for it, as expressed in Greek litera

On March 21-24, 2019,  Dr. Polyvia Parara successfully presented a new paper based on her research project entitled “Classics in Reception: Cultural Identity and the Unique Case of Classical B

Chapter Zeta Nu, the UMD chapter of of Eta Sigma Phi, the national Classics honor society, inducted eleven new members on March 7, 2019.  Those pictured are, from left to right:  Professor Robert


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