The goal of the Classics Department is to offer students an inclusive view of the ancient world and its relation to contemporary society through a focus on classical languages or classical studies.
Students of classics have access to the interactive resources such as the Perseus and VRoma websites, as well as to the department's Perseus and Pandora computer systems, invaluable tools for the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world. In addition, Hamilton's Burke Library has an especially strong collection in classics.
Each year, the department's Winslow Lectureship brings a number of visiting speakers to campus for lectures and workshops. Past visitors include Anne Carson, Andrew Szegedy-Maszak, Stanley Lombardo and Helen North. In addition, Aquila Productions, a well-known performance group from London, England, has visited Hamilton to stage classical drama and to work with classics students.