CofC Logo

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

facebook icon Like us on Facebook

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

“Teaching Ancient Slavery in the South” – a blogpost by Dr. Flores
Posted on 23 November 2018 | 6:40 pm
The most recent blogpost on the Society for Classical Studies webpage features Dr. Flores’ reflections on teaching ancient slavery in a space where the vestiges of more recent permutations are omnipresent. His course on ancient slavery will be taught this … Continue reading
Read More
Palmore Presents Research
Posted on 19 November 2018 | 3:00 pm
Dr. Aaron Palmore presented his paper on ‘Narrative poetic economy in the Hylas and Herakles episodes of Apollonius, Propertius, and Valerius Flaccus’ at the southern section conference of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS-SS).
Read More