Loyola University Maryland

Department of Classics

Etruscan Painting

Our culture is profoundly rooted in classical civilization. Our literature, political system, art, language, values and philosophy are all, in a sense, either developments from, improvements upon, or reactions to the legacy of the ancients. The classics department at Loyola is devoted to the study of Greek and Roman civilizations in all their manifestations.

Those who major in classics are required to take a certain number of language courses in Greek and Latin for graduation. Majors and minors in classical civilization divide their work between language classes and civilization classes taught in English. But many of the students in classics courses are not majors or minors; students from throughout the college take our courses. Some of these are minors: we have a large number of students who complete their language requirement in Latin or Greek and take the few other courses required to graduate with a minor in classics while completing a major in another department.

Visit the news page to learn more about life in the department, or check out our News and Events page.

Center for Humanities Student Presentations

Three students discuss their experiences in writing their proposals and delving into their summer research in short videos.

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Classics Students win Scholarships for Summer Projects

Watch their videos and learn more about their research and study projects.

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Taking a Stab at Honoring History

The victorious -bam, -bas, -bat-ter up! Classics Softball team which defeated its weak opponents by a score of 776 to 31.

Loyola classics students softball game

Kelly Mueller, Class of 2018 recently submitted a blog post to A Hounds Life about the reenactment of stabbing Caesar on the Quad. Click here to read the whole story.




Over Fall Break, several Classics and Classical Civilization Majors and Minors decorated the Classics lounge with Classical Motifs (with the help of one rogue History major). The artists are pictured here: Josh Ziesel, Caraline Winch, Alex Akers, Natalie Tsottles, Mark Welch, Rebeccah Swerdlow, Kelly Mueller.

Click here to see close-ups and more views of the decoration in the lounge.

See the whole story featured in Loyola Magazine.

We welcome to our ranks, Dr. Laura Garofalo who holds a Visiting Assistant Professorship for the year. Dr. Garofalo received her Ph. D from Johns Hopkins University. Read more about Laura here.