The University of Cincinnati Classics Department is one of the most active and largest centers for the study of the Greek and Roman Antiquity in the United States. Fifteen full-time faculty members, four research associates, and two Rawson Visiting Scholars specialize in Classical philology, ancient history, and archaeology, including Greek prehistory. 

About thirty-five graduate students are in residence at any given time, while others spend a year or more abroad to study or conduct research. In the heart of the Department is the recently renovated Burnam Classical Library, the world's most comprehensive library for advanced research in Classics (with some 275,000 volumes). The department's Tytus Fellowships bring an additional nine to twelve researchers to the Department each year, in addition to many shorter-term visitors. About thirty undergraduate majors profit from the vibrant scholarly community, while an Outreach Program takes faculty and graduate students to more than 100 area schools each year. The department's lecture series, including those sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, attract audiences from the larger academic and lay community in the Cincinnati area. The Department edits an international scholarly journal, the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, as well as Nestor, a bibliographic resource for Aegean Prehistory, and sponsors continuing series of publications for Pylos, Keos, and Troy. Faculty organize or participate in archaeological fieldwork in Greece at Pylos, Knossos, and Isthmia, and the Athenian Agora, in Italy at Pompeii and Tharros in Sardinia, in Turkey at Gordion, and in Israel at Caesarea Maritima.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We, the members of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, are committed to establishing a supportive, constructive, and equitable climate for all who share in the life of our department, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. We firmly believe that the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to a rich and vibrant community in which all members feel respected and valued. In all aspects of academic life, from scholarship to pedagogy to community engagement, we aim to foster inclusivity through practical initiatives which affirm and reflect these principles. In support of these ideals, we distribute resources to the community on a monthly basis, promote inclusive pedagogy, and coordinate an annual MetaClassics speaker series which highlights self-reflective and intersectional approaches to making the field a more diverse and welcoming space. A joint committee of faculty, graduates, and undergraduates in Classics is dedicated to ensuring the proactive implementation of these initiatives.


Department of Classics
410 Blegen Library
PO Box 210226
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0226
Phone | (513) 556-3050
Fax | (513) 556-4366
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