Announcing Our New Department Name

In January of 2020 the faculty of Classics voted to change the name of our department. As of August 2021, we are the Department of Ancient Greek & Roman Studies (DAGRS). Our undergraduate classes can be found in the online class schedule under AGRS (so, not Classics 10A but AGRS 10A).

We believe our new name communicates more clearly and unambiguously what it is that we study and teach, and we hope it will make our department more visible and accessible to the UC Berkeley community and the world beyond. 


Featured Courses

Fall 2022
Yesenia Brambila

The first semester of study of Ancient Greek


Fall 2022
Susanna Faas-Bush

The first half of a two-semester language sequence equipping students to read and translate Classical Latin.


Fall 2022
Lauren Nguyen

The first half of a two-semester language sequence equipping students to read and translate Classical Latin.


Fall 2022
Zhengyuan Zhang

The first half of a two-semester language sequence equipping students to read and translate Classical Latin.


Fall 2022
J. Theodore Pena

A broad survey of the remains of the ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, considering we can employ this evidence to illuminate the social, political, and economic life of these two communities.

News

Kim Shelton's Book, Well Built Mycenae, Fascicule 14: Tsountas House Areawas in late spring 2022. This book at long last publishes results of 19th and mid-twentieth-century excavations in the Cult Center of Late Bronze Age Mycenae. 


Tony Long's latest book, Plotinus, Ennead II.4 On Matter, has just been published by Parmenides Publishing. His recent books on Seneca and Epictetus have also just come out in Korean, Japanese, and Arabic translations. Congratulations, Tony!


Bloomsbury Academic is producing a podcast about the volume Queer Euripides, co-edited by DAGRS faculty member Mario Telò. Listen to the first episode here.

Events

Sep
17
2022

We will be gathering to celebrate the life and achievements of Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature Emeritus W. S. “Bill” Anderson.

Sep
29
2022

The first in the Sather lecture series of Prof. Greg Woolf, “The Rhythms of Rome: Seasonality and Society in the Early Empire”

Oct
6
2022

The second lecture in the Fall 2022 Sather Lecture Series with Dr. Greg Woolf, “The Rhythms of Rome: Seasonality and Society in the Early Empire.” 

More details here

Oct
13
2022

The third lecture in the Fall 2022 Sather Lecture Series with Dr. Greg Woolf, “The Rhythms of Rome: Seasonality and Society in the Early Empire.”

More details here.

Oct
27
2022

The fourth lecture in the Fall 2022 Sather Lecture Series with Dr. Greg Woolf, “The Rhythms of Rome: Seasonality and Society in the Early Empire.”

More details here.