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Graduate Program

Our graduate students are versatile scholars who develop a holistic view of ancient cultures.

undergraduate students at the Walters Art Museum


Classes are small and students work closely with professors in their study of the languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.

JHU Archaelogical Museum display case

Archaeological Museum

Students have access to a rich collection housed in the department’s midst.

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Karen ní Mheallaigh wins JHU Discovery Award

Congratulations to Prof. Karen ní Mheallaigh who has won a prestigious JHU Discovery Award (along with William Egginton (MLL), Yulia Frumer (HoST), Jeremy Greene (Medicine), Earle Havens (MSEL), and Marc […]

Laura Evans wins Evangelia Davos Prize second time

Congratulations to Laura Evans, recipient of the 2022 Evangelia Davos Prize in Classics. Laura is a two-time winner of the prize, having also won in 2021. She graduated with honors […]

Michele Asuni successfully defends dissertation

Michele Asuni, a PhD student in Classics, successfully defended his dissertation, entitled Pathos Visible: Color, Emotion and Affect in Ancient Greece from Homer to Heliodorus, on February 11, 2022. The […]