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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

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

Avkat Archaeological Project Published
Posted on 4 February 2019 | 3:00 pm
The volume on the Avkat Archaeological Project is now out: Haldon, J., Elton, H., and J. Newhard (eds.), Archaeology and Urban Settlement in Late Roman And Byzantine Anatolia. Euchaïta-Avkat-Beyözü and its Environment (Cambridge). Congrats to Dr. Newhard and the entire Avkat team!
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Classical Charleston 2019: Diversifying Classics
Posted on 1 February 2019 | 2:38 pm
On February 28 and March 1, the eighth annual colloquium of the Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series will address the subject of diversity in Classics, both in terms of the ways in which we explore the multicultural, multi-ethnic ancient Mediterranean and in … Continue reading
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