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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
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

Sterrett-Krause Presents on Recent Glass Research
Posted on 15 November 2018 | 3:00 pm
Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause recently traveled to the 2st International Association of the History of Glass Conference in Istanbul, where she presented on recent research entitled “Reconstructing life from the litter in Pompeii’s Southwest Corner.” The lecture focused upon differing uses … Continue reading
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Newhard Publishes on Human, Environmental History
Posted on 13 November 2018 | 3:00 pm
Congratulations to Dr. Newhard: published twice in Human Ecology – new research on the means by which to integrate archaeological survey and paleoenvironmental data to study resilience: Cassis, M., Doonan, O., Elton, H., and J. Newhard (2018). Evaluating archaeological evidence for … Continue reading
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