The Department of History and Classics offers an interdisciplinary learning environment with training in history, archaeology, language, literature, and ancient societies and cultures. History is the study of the human past including the associated records and relics. Classics involves the study of ancient cultures, in particular the literature, history and art of the great civilizations of Greece and Rome in the period from about 500 B.C. to A.D. 500. The W.G. Hardy Collection of Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Antiquities provides wonderful resources for the department.
Transport yourself to ancient Greece and Rome with a visit to the W.G. Hardy Collection of Ancient Near Eastern and Classical Antiquities on the second floor of the Tory Building—more commonly known as the Classics Museum. Highlights include sculpture, coins, pottery and glass artifacts that provide a glimpse of the daily life and customs of the ancient world.