Dear Alumni and Friends,
Welcome, or welcome back, to the UCLA Department of Classics. We have been busy lately, teaching record numbers of undergraduates, among them an enthusiastic group of majors and minors, working with a great bunch of graduate students in seminars and on their projects and theses, and hosting visitors, lectures, and conferences.
As you can see from our opening slide show on the homepage, we have many interests, from literature to archaeology and art, linguistics, philosophy, reception of the classical world, Greece and Rome in film, gender, the senses. Students and faculty share work in these fields, and we also reach out to the broader community in L.A. with an active program of events.
We hope you will want to stay in touch and be involved in the life of the department. We would be delighted to see you at any of the lectures or symposia that we organize. You can find a list of upcoming events on our website and will receive announcements of future events if you subscribe to our events listserve. If you have any comments on our website or would like to send us your news or get more involved with the department, please drop me a line at
We also need your support. Our commitment to public education is as strong as ever, but state funding for UCLA has fallen precipitously and continues to decline. Your donation will help the department remain a stimulating intellectual environment and will help our students reach their educational goals, paying for books for the Classics Reading Room, visitng lecturers, and other enrichments to our classes.
I thank you for your continued commitment to the Classics at UCLA and look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at our events in the near future.
Professor of Classics
Chair, Department of Classics