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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

Timothy Johnson
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 their history and politics, to digital humanities and computer modeling of geophysical and archaeological information.read more

Department News

Dr. Sam Flores Talks Socrates!
Posted on 1 December 2016 | 7:34 am
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Flores, who presented his paper “Socrates and Anaxagoras: Plato’s Criticism of Anaxagorean Physics” at the meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy at Fordham University (Oct. 28-30, 2016).
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DR. JENNIFER GERRISH TAKES SPARTACUS TO POLAND
Posted on 29 November 2016 | 5:52 pm
Dr. Jennifer Gerrish has been invited to present her paper, “Sallust’s Spartacus and Historiography Under the Triumvirs,” at a conference this coming spring in Lublin, Poland on “Spartacus: History and Tradition.” — Congratulations!  
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