• Duke students abroad in the ruins of Paestum in Italy

Undergraduates in our Classical Studies majors explore the languages, literatures, material culture, and histories of the Greek, Roman, and late antique pasts. You will develop broad knowledge of these classical pasts while cultivating cross-cultural fluency and the intellectual skills and methodological strategies of critical inquiry central to this inherently inter-disciplinary field.

Classical Studies encourages serious engagement with the complexity of the past and evaluation of its place in the present. The requirements of the two majors convey the disciplinary coherence of the field, yet are flexible enough to allow you to develop your own interests as you progress through your course of study.