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September 1-May 31
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June 1-August 31
Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Why Classics at Mac?

The field of Classics explores the literature, cultures, and archaeological remains of the ancient Mediterranean world, from Rome to Greece, Egypt, Israel and beyond. Here students learn Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, or Latin, and together with faculty analyze and interpret ancient texts, societies, and material culture. Students find that study of the ancient Mediterranean sheds much light on contemporary problems, concepts, and values.

Students may choose from three tracks through the Classics major or minor: Classical Civilization, Classical Languages, or Classical Archaeology. All majors explore the ancient Mediterranean using methods from across the liberal arts, but each student designs a curricular path through the parts of the ancient world which most capture their imagination.

Classics Current News

Spring 2015

King Herod Comes to Saint Paul
Archaeological Discovery, Architectural Preservation, and Experiential Education in Northern Israel on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 pm in Weyerhaeuser Boardroom, 62 Macalester Street, with speakers President Yona Chen of Tel-Hai College in Northern Israel, and Professor Andrew Overman of Macalester. The public is invited to this first public lecture about a unique collaboration between Macalester and Tel Hai in Northern Israel. Find a brochure about the Omrit project here.

Fall 2014

Introduction to Museum Studies Exhibition
Students in the Introduction to Museum Studies course have created exhibits that are on display December 8-11, 2014 in multiple campus locations. To learn more about their projects, and to find out where to see the exhibits, see the catalog here.

Consider Classics Courses for Spring 2015
Registration begins November 17. We've created a handy handout to help you decide where to begin in Classics. Find it here.

The first issue of Antiquity Now, the Classic Department's newsletter (linked here) was published in early October.

Spring 2014

Starting in September 2014, the Classics Department's Arabic language students have the option of living in The Arabic Cottage.  An article about the new opportunity appeared in this issue of the Mac Weekly.

Professor Andy Overman's Roman World course had a unique assignment this semester – an Essignment. Students selected a crucial aspect of Roman History from the syllabus and designed a web-based project.

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