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The Department of Classics offers courses in Greek and Latin languages and classical literature, as well as ancient history and other aspects of classical culture and life. The department acquaints students with the cultural achievements of the classical world that have served as the basis for Western society.

The study of classical antiquity can serve as a strong base for a liberal arts education, and can be a rewarding supplement to any field, regardless of the student’s eventual career goals. A major or minor in classics can especially enrich programs in law, medicine, philosophy, religion and history.


Professor Iversen on The Refined Savage Podcast

Date posted: April 20th, 2018

Professor Iversen discusses the Persian Wars, especially the Battle of Thermopylae, with Mark Valenti, moderator of The Refined Savage podcast. Listen here.
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Podcast with Professor Iversen

Date posted: November 2nd, 2017

Check out the podcast interview Professor Iversen did for the Refined Savage – a podcast produced by Marc Valenti from Vermilion.  The topic is Alexander the Great. …Read more.

2017 Study Abroad Trip in Greece

Date posted: August 9th, 2017

Classics students Jacob Kordeleski, Dominica Rollins, Adam Doros, Aubri Swank, and Anna Anders spent three weeks in Greece learning about the history of Greco-Roman culture and gaining hands-on archaeological fieldwork experience with Professor Paul Iversen.Check out the photos below! …Read more.

Welcome Dr. Paul Hay, New Visiting Assistant Professor

Date posted: July 28th, 2017

Please join the Department of Classics in welcoming Dr. Paul Hay, who will be joining the department this fall as a Visiting Assistant Professor.
Dr. Hay holds a B.A. …Read more.

Students Visit Ancient Isthmia during CLSC 318 Study Abroad

Date posted: June 7th, 2016

Classics majors Boaz Heller, James Sullivan and Angel Bai line up at the starting gate (hysplex) of the race track at ancient Isthmia, home of one the four great Panhellenic games of ancient Greece. …Read more.

Southern Teachers Agency – Call for Latin Teachers

Date posted: October 29th, 2015

K-12 Teaching Jobs for Latin Majors at Southern Teachers Agency
Since 1902, Southern Teachers has helped great schools hire great teachers. Today, however, the challenge for schools to craft productive, meaningful classroom experiences for their students in a time of rapid pedagogical change is greater than ever. …Read more.

Boaz Heller ’17 at Sagalassos during CLSC 318 Study Abroad

Date posted: August 17th, 2015

Professor Paul Iversen and Classics Major Boaz Heller (’17) have been conducting an archaeological and epigraphical survey on site in Turkey over the past two weeks. This survey is part of the study abroad course, Landscape Archaeology and Epigraphy (CLSC 318/418), and is in partnership with the Isparta Archaeological Survey in Turkey.  …Read more.

Professor Peter Knox Interviewed for the Daily

Date posted: June 19th, 2015

5 questions with…Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Director Peter Knox
JUNE 19, 2015

After completing his undergraduate degree in English and Classics at Harvard University, Peter Knox was ready to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an attorney. …Read more.


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