Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies
Ancient Mediterranean Archaeology 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 Mediterranean Archaeology option is designed for students interested in the physical evidence for ancient Mediterranean cultures. 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.