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In ancient Greece, visits to Athens were so common that the Greeks had a word for it: Athenaze, or “Athensbound.”

On March 20th, 2004, the Department of Classics held its first annual Athenaze. Every year this reunion and open house event -- which is free and open to the public -- attracts alumni, current UGA students, high school Latin teachers and their students from Georgia and neighboring states, and local Athenians to our Department to learn more about us and our programs.

Athenaze gives participants the opportunity to meet the people behind our flourishing undergraduate and graduate programs and to see what all the excitement for UGA Classics is about.

Whether you are a prospective student interested in a program that offers students the opportunity to study abroad in Rome, the family of a current student curious to know more about Classics at UGA, an alumnus/alumna eager to catch up on old times, a high school Latin teacher keen on learning more about our Summer Institute for advanced coursework, or a recruiter looking for an outstanding new graduate to teach high school Latin, Athenaze is your destination!

Undergraduate Programs

UGA Classics explores Greek and Roman culture (material; intellectual; religious) from Troy to Augustine; Classical languages and literatures (Greek, Latin, and in English translation); and the reception of Classical Antiquity with A.B. and M.A. Classics degrees with multiple areas of emphasis. Double Dawgs degrees focus on careers in Historic Preservation and World Language Education. Minor degrees in Classical Culture and Classics and Comparative Cultures complement degree programs across campus. New to Classics? Take a course with us on campus or in Europe and acquire future-ready skills.

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