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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

Students Present Research at UNC – Chapel Hill
Posted on 5 March 2017 | 4:47 pm
On the heels of the undergraduate conference held at the University of Tennessee on February 25 that was reported earlier, four students traveled to the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill on March 4 to present their research and engage … Continue reading
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Classical Charleston – a New Tradition on Campus
Posted on 5 February 2017 | 2:45 pm
On Friday, Feb 3, the annual ‘Classical Charleston‘ lecture series came to a close. In typical fashion, the speakers represented some the leading voices in this year’s theme on the power of historical writing to form (and transform) cultural perspectives. … Continue reading
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Classics Faculty Assume New Leadership
Posted on 28 January 2017 | 3:27 pm
The Department of Classics is pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Johnson, chair of the department, has been selected as the interim dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, following the departure of Dr. Antonio Tillis.  Dr. … Continue reading
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Classical Charleston 2017. Transformations: Perspectives in Roman History
Posted on 22 January 2017 | 4:25 pm
On February 2-3 the sixth annual colloquium of the Theodore B. Guérard Lecture Series will address the role the construction of history plays in the development of cultural identity. This year’s colloquium invites four leading voices in historiography to explore the trans/formative nature of Roman … Continue reading
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