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Department of Classics

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 Kevin Dicus Talks About Recent Digs in Pompeii

Date posted: September 9th, 2014

Kevin Dicus, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, talks to the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities about his current excavations in Pompeii and the artifacts that have been found there. The video can be viewed here.

Classics Major, Humzah Quereshy ’17, goes to Turkey for CLSC 318

Date posted: August 11th, 2014

Classics major, Humzah Quereshy ’17, went to Turkey with Professor Paul Iversen to conduct an archaeological and epigraphical survey. For more information and to see some pictures of their trip click the link.

Vergil Week 2014 Award Winners

Date posted: May 9th, 2014

The Department of Classics and the Baker Nord Center for the Humanities are please to announce the winners of the Latin Recitation and Art Contests during Vergil Week 2014. Thank you to all who participated in the events throughout the week and shared your talents during the contests. The list of winners can be viewed [ more]

The Classics Department 2014 Award Winners

Date posted: April 7th, 2014

The Classics Department is proud to announce the 2014 winners of the Abraham Fuller Prizes, The Emma Maud Perkins Prize, and the Greek/Latin Love Poetry Contest. Abraham Fuller Prize for achievement in Greek and Latin translation: Humzah Quereshy – Intermediate Greek 1st Place Dennis Lindblad – Intermediate Greek 2nd Place Humzah Quereshy – Intermediate Latin [ more]


Ancient Tomb Discovered by Archaeologists in Greece. Read the full story here.


The Classics Department is offering two exciting study abroad opportunities for students in the spring of 2015. Read more about studying in Athens and Rome here.




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