Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Ancient Languages Option
Description of the major
This major is concerned with the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world, including the ancient Greeks, Romans, and the peoples of Egypt and the Near East. The study of these civilizations includes their languages and literatures, history and politics, religion and mythologies, philosophies, and material culture. The Ancient Languages option requires study of Greek or Latin, one or more of the languages of the ancient Near East, or a combination of languages. All students in the major are particularly encouraged to participate in one of the Penn State Education Abroad Programs and/or archaeological field schools in the Mediterranean area.