Ancient Studies
Offered by the Classics, and Religion departments.

The Departments of Classics and Religious Studies offer an inter-disciplinary program that allows students to pursue the languages and religious cultures of the ancient Mediterranean.

We encourage our students to develop skill and sophistication in the close and careful reading of texts central to the traditions of Judaims and Christianity. We stress the interpretation of these texts in their original languages (Hebrew, Greek and Latin), and in the light of their own historical contexts.

Students may choose to concentrate on one of three areas: Traditional religions of Greece and Rome; Hebrew Bible; and New testament.



Nancy Evans

Professor of Classics


Maren Higgins

2020, Classics

Porter Cleveland Fellowship

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Albany, NY

I got a candid look at the struggles those entering the country face when attempting to create a new life for themselves. I learned how vastly these communities need assistance and gained experience in how to aid those looking for better opportunities in this country.

Dalton Adams

2021, Classical Civilization

Davis International Fellowship

Villa Del Vergigno Archaeological Site and Field School, Montelupo Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy

This was my first work experience in my intended field and it was everything that I had hoped for. I was digging at a Roman villa, dissecting several ancient furnaces, and cataloging all coins on site. It was my nerd paradise.