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Classical Studies

The Bloomington Classical Studies Collection contains Greek and Latin literature, language, culture, palaeography, epigraphy, textual criticism, mythology, and religion; the history of classical scholarship; patristics; classical archaeology; and ancient

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The Department of Classical Studies at Indiana University Bloomington has a long tradition. It provides a wide range of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in ancient Greek and Roman languages, literature (both in the original language and in translation), art, archaeology, and civilization. It also offers training in the ancillary fields of palaeography, papyrology, epigraphy, archaeology, and textual criticism. The primary clientele for the Libraries’ collections in this area are faculty and students in the Department of Classical Studies, but also scholars and students from other departments who are pursuing interdisciplinary research and studies.

For the first three years of Indiana University's existence, the curriculum consisted exclusively of courses in Latin and Greek, so the Classical Studies collection has a long history. It has grown along with the university and covers, for the most part at the research level, Greek and Latin literature, language, culture, palaeography, papyrology, epigraphy, textual criticism, mythology, and religion; the history of classical scholarship; patristics; classical archaeology; and ancient history.

The bulk of the collection is housed in the Wells Library and the Auxiliary Library Facility.