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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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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 more

Department News

A New Look at the People of Pompeii
Posted on 1 October 2015 | 12:14 pm
Revealed – what’s inside the Pompeii mummies: Incredible CT scans show bodies in unprecedented detail laying bare their bones, delicate facial features and even perfect teeth Restorers are working on 86 preserved plaster casts of Romans who died when Mt … Continue reading
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Classics Club: Graduate School Forum
Posted on 21 September 2015 | 6:17 pm
On Thursday, September 24th, 4:00pm (RAND 301A), the Classics Club is sponsoring an informational session for anyone interested in graduate school for Classics, Classical Archaeology, and related disciplines. There will be time for questions and answers!
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