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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

Classics Professor Digs Whale Fossil
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 7:00 pm
Dr. Jim Newhard, Classics Professor and Director of Archaeology, works with a crew of paleontology professionals to recover an ancient whale skull from the Ashley River, Charleston, SC.
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New Research on Ancient Glass
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:53 pm
Dr. Allison Sterrett-Krause (Classics) and her student, Classics/Archaeology major, Sarah Legendre presented their research, “Is it a Bottle?” at the “Celebration of Summer Scholars Poster Session” (August 24, 2015). Their work includes a new typology for identifying the object to which a particular glass … Continue reading
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