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Building on the allied disciplines of history and archaeology

Classics is a broad field, and we therefore offer three majors: one in Greek, one in Latin, and a third in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History that builds on the allied disciplines of history and archeology.

The classics faculty is convinced that nothing stimulates creativity and imagination as much as the study of ancient thinkers and artists. Many students start taking classics courses out of desire to learn more about their own roots and origins of Western Culture. As they continue, they find their minds growing in new ways that lead to self-understanding and a deeper understanding of our complex world.

  • Medieval Manuscript
  • Franklin & Marshall College's Associate Professor of Classics Shawn O'Bryhim challenged seniors Deanna Miserendino (right) and Caitlin Brust to uncover the meaning of a  manuscript that dated to the 15th century. (Photo by Peter Durantine)