Greek and Roman Classics News

Learn about the ancient world—through the eyes of the modern day. Here you’ll find stories about the students, alumni and faculty of Temple University’s Department of Greek and Roman Classics. Think you have a great idea for a Greek or Roman story of your own? Contact us about it. We’d love to hear from you! From history to mythology, from language to culture, the Department imparts in students a passion for these marvelous classic civilizations and an understanding of how the lessons from the past can inform the decisions of the future. Whether majoring or minoring in Classical Languages and Literature or Classical Civilization, have entire worlds to explore.

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When the CLA Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 (finally) prepare to walk across the stage in their regalia during Commencement, they’ll be treated to a performance by English and Classics double major David Jones. Here, Jones shares the message behind his Commencement poem.

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College of Liberal Arts Dean Richard Deeg addresses our students, alumni, faculty and staff on the crucial topics of diversity, race and anti-bias.

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Whether you’re staying safe at home or staying socially distanced down the shore, there’s nothing like a good book to help you relax and enjoy your summer break. Need help picking your next book? Check out these suggestions from our faculty.

The Department of Greek and Roman Classics is endorsing an anti-racism statement by our professional association, the Society for Classical Studies. The faculty here believes that Black Lives Matter and endorse the recent statement of the Society for Classical Studies. Please read the full public statement.


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Professor Robin Mitchell-Boyask was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Classical Studies, the largest and most important such organization in the world. Congratulations!