Greek & Roman Studies Explore your passion

For students entering IWU in fall 2021 and beyond, Greek & Roman Studies is no longer available as a major or minor.

A Solid Foundation

The Greeks and Romans carried their ideas from Britain to Sudan and from Portugal to Iran, fusing indigenous traditions with their own, thereby creating a remarkably diverse, and yet culturally distinct, world. The western imagination is rooted in this foundation, historically providing inspiration in all aspects of life, including language, literature, law, art, architecture, politics, philosophy, music and theater, as well as notions of nationality, gender and race.

Greek and Roman Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with linguistic skills through the study of the Greek and Latin languages, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Greece and Rome. Students will be prepared to further their interests in language, literature, and history at the postgraduate level, whether in this field or others, including medicine, education, law, public service, journalism, publishing, library science, theology, and more.

Opportunities to Explore

Eta Sigma Phi

Eta Sigma Phi is an honorary society for students of Latin and Greek. Our purpose is to promote interest in and celebrate the classical art, history, and literature of ancient Green and Rome.


The Student Honors Papers collection represents exemplary work in Greek & Roman Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Off-Campus Study

When you study abroad, you expand your intellectual and emotional horizons. No amount of classroom education can replace the experience of living in a different country.