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The Classics Department at Florida State University is a leading center of Classical Studies, with nationally and internationally distinguished faculty for both teaching and research. It provides undergraduate students the intimacy of a small liberal arts college, while providing graduate students the resources and experience of a large Research I university. With approximately 80 majors and 30-40 graduate students, the department is among the largest Classical Studies programs in the public university system, and it is designed to prepare its students for careers in the 21st century, with FSU Classics alumni currently holding positions in diverse fields including university academia, museums, professional archaeology, secondary education, and law.









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Envoi for a True Gentleman

We have just learned of the passing of our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, Kenneth J. Reckford, Langford Eminent Scholar for Spring 2009.


Kenneth (Harvard '54, '57) enjoyed a fruitful career spanning many decades at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he inspired and cultivated young students and aspiring scholars, including our own Professor Nancy de Grummond.

Classics Major Luis Sanchez presents at President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

Luis Sanchez, an undergraduate senior majoring in Greek and Latin, will present  “The Political Medicine of Asclepius in Plato’s Republic” at the Virtual President’s Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence on October 6th, 5:30–8:15pm. The presentation derives from his Honor’s Thesis, directed by Dr.


Classics Annual Book Sale!


The Department of Classics will be holding its annual book sale on the Dodd Hall Landing. Come and stock up!

Tuesday, April 12th from 1:00 PM through 5:00 PM.



FSU's Eta Sigma Phi chapter presents Euripides' Medea!


The FSU Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi (Classics Honorary Society) is presenting a production of Euripides' Medea

Wednesday, April 12, 6:00 PM in Diffenbaugh 128.

Refreshments will be served.