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Homepage announcements

Announcements and initiatives

Commitment to diversity The Yale Department of Classics strives for inclusivity in all its activities. Our commitment to diversity and welcome to students and researchers from all backgrounds is found on this page

The department excitedly welcomes James Patterson and Erika Valdivieso as new colleagues!  More to come….

In the News

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In Memoriam, Donald Kagan

Donald Kagan, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Classics and History at Yale, passed away on August 6, 2021, at the age of 89. A gifted researcher and teacher, Donald Kagan taught Ancient Greek History to thousands of undergrads over the course of his long career at Yale.

2021 Newsletter

Our 2021 Summer Newsletter is out: read about the changes and developments in the Yale Classics department, with lots of news from current and former students!  

Responding to Antiquity

An exhibit curated by Classics undergraduates Grace Blaxill, Charnice Hoegnifioh, Grace MacDonald, Elizabeth Raab, and Claire Saint-Amour, with Prof. Pauline LeVen’s guidance.

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Major gift from Diana E. E. and Fred S. Kleiner in support of the American School of Classical Studies

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce a major gift from Diana E. E. and Fred S. Kleiner in support of the new Student Center in Athens.