The Department of Classics is located on the Second Floor of Park Hall with the following facilities for Undergraduate and Graduate student study and leisure:
The Alexander Room is a quiet, comfortable reading room and reference library with approximately 3,200 volumes on classics. The online catalogue of the collection is available on LibraryThing. The Alexander Room was established in 1983 in honor of Dr. James Wagner Alexander who was a Professor in the Department of Classics 1935-1982, Head of the Department 1947-1980, and Franklin Professor of Classics 1980-1982. It is open M-F from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
View the Alexander Room Catalog
Timothy Nolan Gantz Classics Computer Center
The Timothy Nolan Gantz Classics Computer Center was established in 2004 in honor of Prof. Timothy Gantz who was a Professor in the Department, 1970-2004 and was an early advocate of classics computing. The Center, located in Park Hall 232, is a state-of-the-art facility reserved for the use of classics faculty and students. All computers are networked to a laser printer and a scanner dedicated for student use. The workstations are equipped with a variety of programs and fonts for Classics research and writing, including online access to the TLG and PHI and the Database of Classical Bibliography. The Center is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The Forum Gallery draws inspiration from the forum areas of ancient Roman towns where the public gathered for special events, speeches, and spectacle entertainment. The gallery exhibitions focus on Classical antiquity and its reception to highlight historic and contemporary engagement with the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.
The Classics Commons, Park Hall 223, is a quiet lounge reserved for the use of Classics faculty, students, and staff. Equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker, the Commons is a convenient gathering place for members of the department. It is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The Classics Department Slide Collection, housed in Park Hall 242, contains approximately 10,000 images of sites and artifacts from the classical world. The collection has been entered into a database and catalogued, and is currently in the process of being digitized. The collection is reserved for use by classics faculty and graduate students who are teaching courses.
Teacher Resource Center
The Teacher Resource Center (TRC), located in Park Hall 225, houses a wide range of commonly used Latin and Greek textbooks and other instructional materials. It is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
The TRC may be used by students enrolled in both our Latin Teaching Apprenticeship and our Summer Teacher Institute and others interested in teaching classical languages. Holdings include books and articles on teaching methodology, classroom-ready curriculum units, information on national standards, College Board publications on teaching AP Latin, and a range of items provided by the American Classical League's Teaching Materials and Resource Center, as well as Prentice Hall, Bolchazy-Carducci, and other publishers of Greek and Latin texts.
Greek and Latin Tutoring Lab
The Department of Classics provides free tutoring to students in our elementary Greek and Latin classes (1001-1002 levels). The lab, located in 246 Park Hall, is staffed several hours a week by Classics graduate students, and is equipped with a computer and several textbooks for quick reference. GREEK AND LATIN TUTORING LAB SCHEDULE.
Classics Writing Center
The Department of Classics provides free writing assistance for any of our students who desires a little extra help. The Center is located in 246 Park Hall, and is staffed several hours a week by Classics graduate students. CLASSICS WRITING CENTER SCHEDULE.