Kaitlin Marsh '14

Connections across history

Kaitlin Marsh '14

"It has been amazing to find out how humanity will always be connected through the same ideals portrayed in ancient societies."

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1846


Since 1846, (Bucknell's founding) classics has been an integral part of the curriculum.

Thebes Excavation

Excavation in the Sanctuary of Ismenion Apollo: Thebes, Greece

Thebes Excavation

A rare opportunity for a comprehensive excavation in the ancient city of Thebes, Greece and the Ismenion Hill, a site of historic, literary and cultural interest for centuries from the second millennium BC onward.

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Discover what Indiana Jones always knew – you can create paths to the future by exploring the past and all its wonders, tragedies, innovations and cultures.

Study classics and ancient Mediterranean studies. Your professors, who are just as cool as Harrison Ford, will connect you to societies that existed six millennia ago through ancient texts, discussions, research projects and maybe even an archeological dig in Greece. Learn about human cultural development in western Asia, Europe and North Africa. Study Latin, or Greek or both. And with your rich education and new ability to time travel, go on to a great career in law, finance, publishing, academia, medicine or whatever else you might choose to do.

Did You Know?


A majority of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies students take advantage of the university's international studies opportunities to spend a semester or summer in Athens, Rome, or other locations.

The Archaeological Laboratory houses the department's extensive collection of excavated ancient glass and other artifacts.

On-campus research opportunities include hands-on experience in the Archaeological Laboratory, directed independent research and honors research through the University Honors Program.

Two Bucknell University professors have been selected to lead the first joint Greek-American archaeological dig in the ancient city of Thebes, Greece - the first such excavation of the historic Ismenion Hill area in nearly a century.

Get to Know Us


Janet Jones

Professor

Janet Jones

Bucknell students are going to go out and have an impact on the world. I can have a little impact on how they do that, by showing them the history of human activities and their impact on the natural world.

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Kevin Daly

Associate Professor

Kevin Daly

If you pull an inscription out of the ground, you have in front of you a text that was written at an exact historic moment. That's as close as you can get to shaking hands with an ancient person.

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Stephanie Larson

Associate Professor

Stephanie Larson

You can't really understand something unless you try to uncover every little bit of evidence you can. It's harder when you get further back in time, because less evidence survives through the centuries, but then again, it's more fun that way, too.

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Why Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies?


We asked students to tell us in five words or less why they love classics & ancient Mediterranean studies.

Hands-on Experience


Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad

Most Bucknell classics students take advantage of study-abroad and field archaeological opportunities to study classics or work on excavations in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Jordan, Ireland and elsewhere.

Research

Undergraduate Research

On-campus research opportunities include hands-on experience in the Archaeological Laboratory, directed independent research and honors research in the University Honors Program.

Internships

Internships

Classics majors can gain career experience through summer internships. Recently, students have interned at:

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • United States Senate

Office

Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies

241 Vaughan Literature Bldg

Contact

T570.577.3461

Ejane.baker@bucknell.edu


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