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Department of Classics

A Journey of Discovery

Porter's Gate with Greek Inscription Since the founding of the College in 1770, Classics has been a core component of the undergraduate curriculum. Currently, the Department of Classics offers two undergraduate majors – the A.B. degree for students interested in Greek and Latin language, and the B.A. degree for students who are primarily interested in Greek and Roman culture and civilization. More

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Message from the Chair

James Newhard
Interim Department Chair
Welcome to one of the most engaging places on campus, where students and faculty together study two of the world's intriguing cultures from a variety of perspectives - everything from a close analysis of Greek and Latin documents, to the history and politics fo the Greeks and Romans, to digital humanities and computer modeling of geophysical and archaeological information. Read more.

Department News

CofC Classics Day 2018
Posted on 3 November 2017 | 4:07 pm
On Saturday, November 4, over 100 students from schools all over the state of South Carolina will gather on the College of Charleston campus for the Fall Forum of the South Carolina Junior Classical League. Schedules and information available.
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Allison Sterrett-Krause Publishes on Roman Glass
Posted on 16 October 2017 | 2:03 pm
Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause’s latest article in the Journal of Glass Studies is now out: Sterrett-Krause, A. 2017. ‘Drinking with the Dead? Glass from Roman and Christian Burial Areas at Leptiminus (Lamta, Tunisia).’ Journal of Glass Studies 59: 47-82. Check out … Continue reading
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