Welcome to the Wake Forest Department of Classics. In continuity with a tradition stretching back to the ancient world, the Department has as its central commitment the study of the ancient Greek and Latin languages and of the literatures written in those languages. We are also engaged, both in teaching and research, with broader cultural issues: our goal is to understand and appreciate the ancient world as a whole and to consider its influence on the modern world. We are guardians of a heritage: we seek to maintain that heritage, to understand it ever more deeply, and to transmit it to future generations for their enjoyment and enrichment. We invite all Wake Forest students to join us in this adventure.