BLM Solidarity Statement

July 20, 2020

The Classics Program at UC Davis stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Welcome to Professor Cruz!

July 07, 2020

The Classics Program is delighted to announce the appointment of Kathleen Cruz as Assistant Professor of Classics.

Professor Cruz arrives at UCD from Princeton University, where she completed her PhD thesis entitled "The Poetics of Horror in Lucan's Bellum Civile and Statius' Thebaid." It may be some time before students can meet Professor Cruz in person, so in the meantime we offer a brief Q&A by way of virtual introduction:


How did you first get interested in Classics?

Shop Talk with Professor Hexter

July 07, 2020

After nearly nine and a half years as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of UCD, Ralph Hexter stepped down from his administrative posts this June (you can learn about his many accomplishments here and here) and rejoined the Classics Program (and Department of Comparative Literature) as an active faculty member.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

June 23, 2020
To our Classics majors and minors in the class of 2020, congratulations for all of your achievements!

Welcome Students

August 05, 2019
Welcome, to all new incoming and returning students, we’re excited for another great academic year with you.

Socrates Wants You to Tidy Up, Too

January 22, 2019

These days, it appears that nobody is immune to Marie Kondo fever. But while the “KonMari” method is having a contemporary cultural moment, it is not entirely new. Readers of ancient Greek philosophy may already have encountered aspects of it in the work of Xenophon, an Athenian soldier turned philosopher who was a student of Socrates.