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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 more

Department News

Actor David Loar Performs “An Iliad,” Nov. 17 and 18
Posted on 25 October 2016 | 1:10 pm
On Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th at 7:00 PM (Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309), the Department of Classics will sponsor David Loar, presenting his premier performance of Lisa Peterson’s and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad. The event … Continue reading
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Bob Dylan and Homer: Joe Goodkin in Concert, Monday!
Posted on 14 October 2016 | 10:48 am
On Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM (Simons Center for the Arts, Room 309) Classics will sponsor Joe Goodkin performing his Folk Opera, Homer’s Odyssey. An Invitation from Joe Goodkin: There’s a small but wonderful corner of scholarship that connects … Continue reading
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