Jenna McKinley with vases

Classics minor Jenna McKinley '15 curated an exhibition of Haverford's collection of Ancient Greek vases, exploring their artistic qualities as well as aspects of collecting and the antiquities trade.

Classics is the study of the ancient Greek and Roman world, its cultures, and their impact on later cultural traditions.

Our evolving understanding of these concepts (e.g. "ancient," “culture,” “Roman”) gives our discipline dynamism, while a common body of texts function as its shared center. Classics is also interested in how later peoples understood and transformed this inheritance, generating the rich Classical tradition in literature and the other arts.