Studying the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds at Berkeley

The department teaches and studies the languages, cultures, histories, philosophies, literatures, art, and material culture of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. It is home to exciting and welcoming undergraduate major programs and maintains a rich and varied schedule of undergraduate courses, including a full curriculum of ancient Greek and Latin language instruction. Its PhD programs in Classics and Classical Archaeology are enriched every year by the arrival of new future leaders in the study of the ancient world, and for generations their graduates have gone on to renew or remake their fields. Itself a teeming center of intellectual vitality on campus, the department is affiliated with internationally important research units directed by its faculty, including the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, the Sara B. Aleshire Center for Greek Epigraphy, and the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology. The department organizes many events of interest and hosts many visits, most notably the storied annual Jane K. Sather Professorship of Classical Literature.


Featured Courses

Summer 2023
David Youd

Designed for anyone who wishes to acquire reading knowledge of ancient Greek; replaces 2+ semesters of traditional study.


Summer 2023
Claire Healy

Designed for anyone who wishes to acquire reading knowledge of Latin; replaces 2+ semesters of traditional study.

News

Congratulations to Emily Mullin, who has been awarded a Chandler-Ott Fellowship by Wellesley College! The fellowship will support Emily’s dissertation research on speech representation in Latin poetry of the Augustan period.


The Department is delighted to report that Classics PhD student Dylan Kenny has accepted a tenure-track position in ancient Greek language and literature in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, to begin in Fall 2023. Congratulations, Dylan!

Events

Sep
11
2023

A lecture by UCLA Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Julio Vega-Payne.

Sep
21
2023

Victoria Wohl (Toronto), 2023-24 Sather Professor of Classical Literature, presents the first lecture of her series "The Poetry of Being and the Prose of the World in Early Greek Philosophy."

 

Sep
28
2023

Victoria Wohl (Toronto), 2023-24 Sather Professor of Classical Literature, presents the second lecture of her series "The Poetry of Being and the Prose of the World in Early Greek Philosophy."

Oct
5
2023

Victoria Wohl (Toronto), 2023-24 Sather Professor of Classical Literature, presents the third lecture of her series "The Poetry of Being and the Prose of the World in Early Greek Philosophy."

Oct
12
2023

Victoria Wohl (Toronto), 2023-24 Sather Professor of Classical Literature, presents the fourth lecture of her series "The Poetry of Being and the Prose of the World in Early Greek Philosophy."

 


Fall 2022 Sather Lectures

Fall 2022 Sather Lectures Posters