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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

Epic! Classics Club Demonstrates Hoplite Warfare
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 9:45 am
On September 22, thanks to a demonstration by the Classics Club, Greek Hoplite battle-lines came to life on the Cistern of the College of Charleston!  Come join the Club!
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Greek and Latin are Eternal Languages
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 9:28 am
Listen to Ryan Sellers TED Talk on “The Value of Learning Latin.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6eYkDhH61Y&sns=fb Ryan Sellers is a Latin teacher at Memphis University School. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association and as … Continue reading
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