Ancient Studies
Offered by the Classics, and Religion departments.

Hebrew. Greek. Latin. Interpret ancient texts and uncover the religious and cultural history of the Mediterranean, including the traditions of Judaism and Christianity. In this interdisciplinary program, you can choose one of three tracks: Greco-Roman, Hebrew or the New Testament. You can further customize your studies by choosing electives that pique your curiosity, such as the faith and practice of Islam or Judaism, the thought of ancient philosophers such as Plato and Socrates, or an anthroplogy course devoted to the rise and fall of ancient Rome.

Programs

Recent student internships

The Wheaton Edge offers experiences beyond the classroom.

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.

Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus

Professor of Religion; Henrietta Jennings Faculty Chair for Outstanding Teaching (2020-2025); Program Coordinator, Jewish Studies

Nancy Evans

Professor of Classics

John Partridge

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy

Dana M. Polanichka

Associate Professor of History; Fall 2019 Resident Director, Wheaton in Bhutan

Joel C. Relihan

Professor of Classics