Old Main, room 311
September 1-May 31
Weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.
The first issue of Antiquity Now, the Classic Department's newsletter (linked here) was published in early October.
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.