Classical Studies explores all aspects of the languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome, the context of their interaction with the rest of the Mediterranean world, and their subsequent influence on our own day.


Student Profile: Taylor Shea '23

Taylor Shea

Majors: Religious Studies and Classics

“The Classics program at HWS is wonderful! There is a lot of flexibility in the program so students are able to focus on their interests in Latin, Greek and/or Classical Studies more specifically. For me, Classics (and especially Latin) complements my Religious Studies major really well. Plus, translating ancient languages is super cool!”

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Classics News

It’s a W-I-N for HWS Spelling Bee Team

Mon, 01 Mar 2021

Blanchard Laura2A team made up of HWS faculty and staff took home first place honors in the annual adult spelling bee that raises funds for the nonprofit organization Literacy Volunteers Ontario-Yates.…

Short-Term Study Abroad Planned for Summer 2021

Wed, 07 Oct 2020

P1000147_DUThe Center for Global Education has announced new Short-term Study Abroad programs for the summer of 2021 and in December of 2021-January 2022. HWS faculty-led programs will be offered to…

Making Music, Pursuing Finance with Mukkamala ’20

Fri, 21 Aug 2020

DgenzDhiraj Mukkamala ’20 (pictured above on right) has been accepted to a comprehensive development program at Prudential Financial. The firm will provide training in preparation for his securities exams, then…

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Classical Myths
In this course, students study ancient creation myths, the mythology of the Olympian gods, and Greek heroic and epic saga. Particular attention is paid to ancient author’s exploration of universal human themes and conflicts, mythology as an embodiment and criticism of ancient religious beliefs and practices, and the treatment of mythological themes in the ancient and modern visual arts.