About the Department of Classics

The Department of Classics at Berkeley is a leading center for the study of Greco-Roman antiquity. It is the intellectual home of a distinguished faculty, excellent graduate students, and an extraordinarily talented and diverse group of undergraduates. Our community is also enriched by many visiting scholars, including the annual Jane K. Sather Professor of Classical Literature.

The Department is fully enmeshed in the intellectual life of the university, with strong connections to Art History, Comparative Literature, History, Linguistics, Medieval Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Theater Dance & Performance Studies.  Our faculty participate in the Graduate Group in Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology, and the Archaeological Research Facility.  They also direct a number of important centers on campus: the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, and the Sara B. Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy. These serve as a remarkable resource for our students and the campus at large while also attracting researchers from around the world.