School navigation



From architecture to politics, philosophy to literature, much of American culture and history is derived from ancient Greek and Roman traditions. The Classics major at Lewis & Clark College encourages students to examine and understand these ancient cultures— as the living worlds they once were, and in the literary and artistic legacies they’ve left behind.

The Classics program is affiliated with the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and draws on faculty expertise from the departments of Music, English, Theatre, Rhetoric and Media Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies and History. Classes are small, rigorous, and engaging, and include Greek or Latin language, classical rhetorical theory, ancient Western philosophy, theatre and drama, and Biblical studies.

Many students choose to go abroad and experience the ancient Mediterranean world up close and personally. Based in Athens and the island of Lesbos, the Greece regional program focuses on the history and culture of Greece from the Classical Period to the Byzantine Era, and covers drama, politics, general culture, language, and explorations of important archaeological sites.  



More news ▸


October 23rd, 2014

  • 3:30pm: Explore Potential Majors 2014

    Still unsure about your major? Come hear from faculty, staff, and students about why a Classical Studies major is exciting!

    Already declared? Learn from faculty and upper division students about what’s coming up next!

    You can also attend multiple events over four evenings to make or confirm your choice. Each gathering will start with a short presentation, so please be on time. Also, there will be free food! You can RSVP here.

  • Image preview 3:30pm: Excavating an Ancient Roman Villa
    Three Lewis & Clark Classics majors present the results of their research conducted at the excavations of a Roman villa in central Italy in the summer of 2014.

More events ▸


Contact Us