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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. Kristen Gentile and Ryan Simpson Present Research at Medical Conference
Posted on 27 February 2014 | 1:34 pm
The annual conference for the Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science is being held in St. Louis, February 27-March 1, 2014. This year Classics will be well represented. Dr. Gentile will present her research in a paper, … Continue reading
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Theodore Guérard Lecture Series (Feb. 25-26, 2014)
Posted on 17 February 2014 | 7:11 am
This year Classical Charleston and the Theodore Guérard Lecture Series will bring to campus three renowned scholars on citizenship and democracy: Dr. Deborah Boedeker (Brown University), Dr. Josiah Ober (Stanford University), and Kurt Raaflaub (Brown University). Citizenship in a Democracy: … Continue reading
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