Ancient Civilization

Bas relief of a sarcophagus in Aphodisias


The Program in Ancient Civilization is an interdisciplinary program that covers the entire spectrum of ancient Mediterranean culture including Greek, Hebrew, and Latin languages. By incorporating art history, Jewish studies, and philosophy with what has been traditionally identified as classics (Greek and Latin language and literature), our program presents established disciplines in a stimulating and original configuration.

The program, which offers both a major and a minor, consists principally of courses in:

  • art history
  • classics
  • Jewish studies
  • and philosophy

Although the program is interdisciplinary, it is based in the Department of Language, Literature and Culture.