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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
Interim 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

Gerrish Presents at International Conference
Posted on 3 July 2017 | 11:58 am
In early June, Dr. Jennifer Gerrish presented her recent work on Sallust (Sallust’s Spartacus and Historiography Under the Triumvirs) at the international conference “Spartacus: History and Tradition,” held at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Congratulations, Dr. Gerrish!
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Alwine Presents Research at CAMWS
Posted on 17 April 2017 | 4:11 pm
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Alwine, who presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South entitled, ‘Oligarchy in Ancient Greece.’ In his paper, Alwine argues for a re-evaluation of the term ‘oligarchy’ … Continue reading
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