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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

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CLASSICS: INNOVATION, TRADITION, AND THE LIBERAL ARTS
Posted on 26 January 2016 | 2:43 pm
On February 15-16 the fifth annual colloquium of the Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series will address the role Classics plays in the Liberal Arts Tradition and the innovative ways it continues to challenge our contemporary world. Monday, Feb. 15, 4:00 pm (Alumni Center SOEHHP): … Continue reading
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Andrew Alwine Publishes Book on Enmity and Feuding
Posted on 30 October 2015 | 8:33 pm
Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens is a long-overdue analysis of the competitive power dynamics of Athenian honor and the potential problems these feuds created for democracies. The citizens of Athens believed that harming one’s enemy was an acceptable practice … Continue reading
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