Alumni Story

Why I Chose Classics

The understanding of cultures and society that I learned in Classics gave me a malleable set of skills to apply to my career.

M. André Goodfriend
B.A. Greek, French, Philosophy, Radio-TV 1979
Director, U.S. Dept. of State, Office of eDiplomacy

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The field of Classics examines the languages, literatures, cultures, art, history, religion, and material remains of the ancient Mediterranean world and their ongoing global impact.

One of the most prestigious degrees at the University of Arizona, Classics boasts a high number of top-performing graduates. Classics studies the ancient Mediterranean world from approximately 3000 B.C.E. to approximately 500 C.E., with particular emphasis on the civilizations of Greece and Rome and their reciprocal relations with the surrounding societies of the Near East, Egypt, North Africa, and Western Europe. This field of study incorporates, and is based upon, the scientific principles of philological and archaeological methodology. Within this context, the Department of Classics at the University of Arizona has a fourfold mission: 

  • To elucidate the languages and literatures, archaeology, history, and cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world through original research and new interpretation.
  • To integrate the results of these investigations into a comprehensive picture of the classical world through the publication and presentation of scholarly books, articles, papers, and reports.
  • To provide various services to colleagues and academic institutions in endeavors that require training and expertise intrinsic to Classics.
  • To disseminate its discoveries in interesting and accessible ways to students, colleagues, and members of the local community through departmental programs in Ancient and Modern Greek, Latin, Classical Archaeology, and Egyptology.

News & Events

2019 Graduate Orientation Monday, August 19 9:00am—Reception for First Year Graduate Students 10:30am—Diagnostic Test: Greek (required for all First Year Students and anyone interested in serving as a GAT for GRK courses) 11:15am—Diagnostic Test:...
Classics will be offering Intensive Latin and Intensive Greek in Summer 2019. For registration information, visit:   http://summer-winter.arizona.edu/ . Summer Session I, June 3 - July 3, 2019Intensive Latin 112 (Moreland & Fleischer), 9:00-12:...

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Ashley Ewing
B.A.
Classics
2007
B.A.
Political Science
2007
Andre Goodfriend
B.A.
Greek
1979
B.A.
French
1979
B.A.
Philosophy
1979
B.A.
Radio-TV
1979
Gregory McNamee
B.A.
Classics
1978
M.A.
English
1980