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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
Interim 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

Study Abroad in Greece 2018 Heads to Islands, Actium
Posted on 6 September 2017 | 11:23 am
From May 17 to June 15, Drs. Alwine and Flores will lead students on a study of the sites and scenes of ancient Greek civilization. Their travels will take them to expected places essential for any first-time experience (Delphi, Olympia, … Continue reading
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Flores Presents at International Conference
Posted on 6 September 2017 | 9:54 am
Over the summer, Dr. Sam Flores presented his research at the ‘Celtic Conference in Classics‘ held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada from July 19-22. The title of his paper, ‘O Athenian Stranger: Xenoi and Philosophic Xenia in Plato’s Dialogues’, was presented … Continue reading
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