?Why Study Classics at Bar Ilan

Because of the Excellent Academic Level and Unique Atmosphere
The Department of Classical Studies at Bar-Ilan University is renowned for its esteemed faculty members, some of whom are internationally acclaimed researchers.  Our courses regularly receive the highest scores in teaching reviews and educational surveys.

All of our courses are held in small groups, so that every student receive the professors' attention and personal treatment, and so that good relationships are created between all the students and faculty members, cultivating a great learning atmosphere.

Because of Our Diverse Study Tracks
Bar-Ilan's Department of Classical Studiesoffers various study tracks for B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classical Studies. Specialties offered in the B.A. track are the Greek World (including ancient Greek language studies); the Roman World (including studies of Latin); and the Classical Cultures World, which doesn't require the acquisition of ancient languages.

Because of the Multitude of Conferences and Seminars
As part of the study curriculum, the Department of Classical Studies regularly holds fascinating conferences and seminars on such subjects as ancient literature, philology, history, mythology, art, philosophy and showcasing the ancient world in popular culture.

Because of the Fascinating Course Offerings
In addition to "Classical" subject matters, our Department also offers numerous interesting courses such as mythology, biography, political philosophy, women in the ancient world, the relations between Israel, Rome and Greek, and more.  We examine a wide variety of cultures and peoples, from 1,500 BC to 500 AD, and from the British Isles in the West to the Middle and even Far East.

Because We Provide the Modern Perspective on the Ancient World
Some of the courses at the Department of Classical Studies focus on the connection between the ancient world and modern times, including the exploration of timeless cultural influences on modern media outlets such as television and cinema.  Additionally, we enable students to experience first-hand the culture of the ancient world through the staging of ancient dramatic productions.