Department of Classics



The Department of Classics at Florida State University is the oldest in Florida and has emerged as one of the leading centers of classical studies in the United States. The faculty in Classics is distinguished in teaching and research. Several members of the faculty have received university and national teaching awards. The department boasts special strengths in many areas of classical studies, including archaeology, ancient history, and Latin and Greek literature. The Department also plays an important role in training Latin teachers for the schools.

The Department offers students the intimacy of a small liberal arts college in the midst of a large state university. There is an enthusiastic community of approximately 80 majors and 45 graduate students. There are a variety of student organizations, including the Archaeology Club and Eta Sigma Phi.




Jan 30th: The 2020 FSU Trench Talks! 

Nov 18th: The Eta Sigma Phi Classics Honor Society Fall Induction 2019

Oct 4-5th: Fall 2019 Langford Conference

Oct 11th: Printing the Past - Innovative Technology in Archaeology

Oct 18th: Faculty Research Forum, Dr. Erika Weiberg 

Feb 21st-22nd: Spring 2020 Langford Conference
Mar 25th: AIA Lecture, Milo Nikolic (Memorial University of Newfoundland)






Feb 7th: Luis Sanchez, who is pursuing BA in Classics with a concentration on Greek and Latin, will make his conference debut with a paper entitled “A Case for a Standard Elementary Math Education in Ancient Rome”. 

Jan 16th: “Anachronism & Antiquity” conference have now been published as a special issue of Classical Receptions Journal.

Jan 13rd: Congratulations to Professor Jim Sickinger, who was featured in the January 2, 2020 issue of the Economist, in an article on ostracism, entitled “And Stay Out”.

Jan 13rd: Congratulations to Professor Erika Weiberg who has won the WCC’s 2020 Barbara McManus award for best article, “The Writing on the Mind: Deianeira’s Trauma in Sophocles’ Trachiniae” in Phoenix 72 (2018) 19-42. 

Nov 21st: Congratulations to Prof. Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, who has won an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Society for Classical Studies.  


course information

Fall 2019

Graduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2020

Graduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses




205A Dodd Hall
641 University Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

M-F, 8am-5pm


850/644-4259 (Phone)
850/644-4073 (Fax)


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