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.





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)







Oct 13th: Prof. Virginia Lewis gives the keynote lecture “Myth and Place in Pindar’s Odes for Sicily” at the conference Pindar in Sicily, organized by the Fonte Aretusa at the Exedra Cultural Association, Siracusa, Italy, October 13–19, 2019.

Oct 11th: Printing the Past: Innovative Technology in Archaeology at Florida State University is now open on the 3rd floor of Dirac Science Library until 11/22/2019.

Oct 6th: Congratulations to Rachel McCleery who successfully defended her PhD dissertation, “Market Buildings in Athens and Corinth in the Roman Period.” 

Oct 1st: Classics Senior, Sergio Carlos Tamez, Member of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society and IDEA Grant Recipient, presents a poster with the findings of his IDEA research project “Omina Imperii in the Age of Iconoclasm: Inside the Struggle for the Soul of an Empire,” under the direction of Prof. Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.



course information

Fall 2019

Graduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Spring 2020

Graduate Courses

Undergraduate Courses




205A Dodd Hall
641 University Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32306

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


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