Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies

The Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison was created as one of the original academic units on campus in 1850, when the first Board of Regents established a Professorship of Ancient Languages and Literature, and assigned to it the mandate "to develop the philosophy of language and to unfold the history and the theory of a civilization which has passed away, but has left an abiding impression on human society" (M. Curti and V. Carstensen, The University of Wisconsin: A History, Volume 1, Madison, 1949).  

While remaining faithful to the linguistic, historical, and philological core of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, students and faculty also conduct research in such varied areas as Gender Studies, Literary Theory, Translation Studies, and Classical Reception. We are a vibrant and supportive community of professors and graduate students, committed to the study of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, and to the training of new generations of teachers and scholars.

The department offers undergraduate majors in Classical Humanities, Classics (Greek and Latin), and Latin, along with a Certificate in Classical Studies. We also cooperate with the School of Education to offer a teacher certification program in Latin.

We offer two graduate program tracks, one in Classics and the other in Hebrew Bible.  We regularly have more than twenty students in residence working toward an M.A. or Ph.D., and alumni of our graduate programs are teaching at schools, colleges, and universities across the country.

 

Upcoming Events

  1. Greg Nagy Lecture

    Date:
    September 15
    Time:
    4:00 PM
  2. Adriana Brook

    Date:
    September 30
    Time:
    3:30 PM
  3. Bonna Wescoat

    Date:
    October 10


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CANES News

  1. Adrienne Hagen @ Washington & Lee

    Written by Jeff Beneker on August 17, 2016

    Adrienne Hagen (PhD Classics, 2016) has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Classics Department at Washington and Lee University.

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