The Minor in Ancient Mediterranean Studies is offered by the Department of Greek and Roman Classics. Classics is an interdisciplinary field of study which encompasses multiple disciplines of the liberal arts: languages, history, literature, art and philosophy. Majors and minors in the Greek and Roman Classics department are encouraged to study a semester at Temple's Rome Campus.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Location: Main

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


Students are required to complete 18-20 credits, depending on language proficiency.

Select two courses in Ancient Greek or two courses in Latin or demonstrate proficiency through placement testing. 16-8
Ancient Greek 1
Ancient Greek 2
Latin 1
Latin 2
Select one of the following:3
Classical Greek and Roman Mythology
GRC 3296
GRC 3396
Select two of the following: 26
Ancient City: Periclean Athens
Ancient City: Hellenistic Alexandria
Ancient City: Augustan Rome
Ancient City: Augustan Rome
Ancient City: Byzantium
or GRC 3896
Ancient City: Jerusalem
Greek & Roman Classic Elective - One additional course at or above 2000 33
Total Credit Hours18-20

Students who demonstrate proficiency in Ancient Greek or Latin will need to take two additional courses. Students may opt to take either advanced courses in the language or additional electives. See faculty advisor for assistance in course selection.


Cycle of five cities offered: Jerusalem, Augustan Rome, Byzantium, Periclean Athens, Hellenistic Alexandria.


The elective can be from this department or from another department, such as Anthropology, Art History, Religion, History, or Philosophy, as approved by Greek & Roman Classics department advisors.