• <a href="/live/image/gid/399/width/650/86399_Classics_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86399"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/399/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86399_Classics_main_image.rev.1607381705.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/399/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86399_Classics_main_image.rev.1607381705.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/399/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86399_Classics_main_image.rev.1607381705.jpg" alt="Professor Kelly with students at an archeological dig site in Italy in 2014." width="720" height="690" data-max-w="905" data-max-h="867" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Professor Kelly with students at an archeological dig site in Italy in 2014.</div>

The study of Greco-Roman antiquity at Lewis & Clark is interdisciplinary. An exciting aspect of our classics program is that students are not confined to a single academic discipline, and can choose courses on a wide variety of subjects, including art, history, literature, philosophy, politics, and religion. Although the cultures we study in classics flourished long ago, our courses bring ancient Greece and Rome to life. The core classics faculty has won several teaching awards, both national and regional. Our program is one of the few in the country that includes two Society for Classical Studies Excellence in Teaching award winners. All classics degrees include Classical Latin or ancient Greek, so students may study significant works from antiquity in their original language.


  • Associate Professor Gordon Kelly in the classics department and Professor Rishona Zimring in English are my mentors. Gordon has really nurtured my interest in the classics and has helped me personalize my major in a way that reflects my passions. Rishona has been wonderful in helping me develop a focus within my major and in supporting me in developing my research and writing skills.

    Ashleen Smith BA ’23
    Madras, Oregon
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  • Throughout the last four years, my classes, professors, and experiences in the ENVS program have helped me learn how to address multiple sides of environmental issues and understand multiple viewpoints.

    Juliana Prendergast BA ’20
    Skaneateles, New York
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