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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 information.read more

Department News

Classics Professor James Newhard: “Changing Humanity”
Posted on 29 June 2016 | 1:14 pm
In today’s tech-driven world, the humanities may seem like the marginalized cousin to the increasingly popular STEM subjects. But Classics professor James Newhard believes that without an understanding of the human element, advances offered through science, technology, engineering and math … Continue reading
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Technology Lights Up Charred Herculaneum Scrolls
Posted on 26 April 2016 | 7:51 pm
“Now, a group of researchers in France has made a key finding that could unlock the secrets of these scrolls for good. Using the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, researchers bombarded scrolls from a villa in the town of Herculaneum with extremely … Continue reading
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