Welcome to the Department of Classics

The Department of Classics at Sapienza, which took its present form in July 2010, spans 25 distinct areas of research which between them cover not just Ancient Greece and Rome, but also Ancient Africa and the Near and Far East from prehistoric times to the Medieval period. At both undergraduate and graduate level, we offer courses on Greek and Latin language, ancient history, literature, philology, archaeology, epigraphy, the classical tradition, topography and ancient art - making this one of the most important centres for classical studies in the world.

The Department also has its own prestigious journal, and coordinates archaeological projects internationally, in Europe, Africa and the Near and Far East. It boasts four museums, including the Museum of Classical Art - founded in 1892 and located within the Faculty of Letters -which houses well over a thousand casts of classical sculptures.

The Department is divided into three key research areas:

  • Archaeology
  • Greek and Latin Philology
  • History, Epigraphy and Topography (East and Ancient Mediterranean)