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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Click here for information about Latin Placement Policies, in effect for fall 2019. 

Click here for information about the 2020 Classical Charleston lectures: "Translation: Carrying Ideas Across Cultures" (March 9-10, 2020)

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

ClassiCasts, Episode 4: Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause
Posted on 24 February 2020 | 12:19 pm
In this episode of ClassiCasts, Dr. Overholt speaks with Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause, an assistant professor in the Department of Classics. Dr. Sterrett-Krause is a specialist in the archaeological study of ancient glass here at the College of Charleston where she … Continue reading
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Classical Charleston 2020: Translatio: Carrying Ideas Across Cultures
Posted on 19 February 2020 | 3:13 pm
On March 9-10, 2020, the eighth annual colloquium of the Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series will look at the topic of translation. Often viewed as a simple if specialized practice, translation is a means by which ideas are transferred from one … Continue reading
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