Associate Professor, Chair of Classical Studies: Jo Shaya
The Classical Studies major at Wooster relies on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of ancient Greece and Rome. Students may examine history and myth, religion, philosophy, language and literature, or archaeology. Classical Studies majors often study abroad, in a number of prestigious programs in Italy and Greece. The department also offers its own summer study-abroad program, "Wooster in Greece", which brings students to visit important sites in Athens, Crete, Delphi, Turkey and the Peloponnesus.
Recent IS topics include an examination of marriage and death in the plays of Euripides, a review of Aristotelian theory in the context of modern pain management, and the domestic and decorative architecture of Roman North Africa.
The Classical Studies Department is based in Kauke Hall.