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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
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

ClassiCasts, Episode 1: Dr. James Newhard (Professor and Chair of Classics)
Posted on 10 October 2019 | 2:40 pm
Click the playbar below to listen to the 1st episode of ClassiCasts, the official podcast of CofC Classics, created and produced in collaboration with Dr. Mike Overholt from the Teaching and Learning Team. In this inaugural episode, Dr. Overholt speaks with … Continue reading
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Gerrish publishes book on Sallust
Posted on 3 June 2019 | 10:41 am
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Gerrish on the publication of her book, Sallust’s Histories and Triumviral Historiography: Confronting the End of History. Read more about her new book here: https://www.routledge.com/Sallusts-Histories-and-Triumviral-Historiography-Confronting-the-End/Gerrish/p/book/9781138218567
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