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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 more

Department News

Classics, Black Colleges, and Civil Rights (March 23-24, 2015)
Posted on 9 March 2015 | 12:24 pm
Part the Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series, this year’s colloquium, held in cooperation with the Program of African American Studies,  will bring to campus four distinguished speakers to present their work centering on  the theme of “Classics, Black Colleges, and Civil … Continue reading
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Classics Club: Dr Andrew Alwine on Classics and Tolkien
Posted on 17 November 2014 | 1:36 pm
Dr. Andrew Alwine will give a talk, sponsored by the Classics Club: “Good and Evil in Middle-Earth: Tolkien’s Return to the Classics.” The talk will be this Wednesday, November 19, at 6:00PM in Randolph Hall 301B. Open to the public. … Continue reading
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