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Classics

Your coursework will go beyond the traditional study of the languages and society of ancient Greece and Rome to provide a broader view of the ancient world and its relation to our own time. You will be encouraged to study in Athens or Rome.

ackenzie Leavenworth ’15
Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece.

A student’s fieldwork: history and the future

Mackenzie Leavenworth ’15 spent the summer prior to her junior year immersed in ancient Greece at an archaeological dig. She came away with a stronger connection to history and more ideas for her future. Leavenworth is a classical languages major at Hamilton College.

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Larry Allen '09, left, when he worked as an educator in Kazakhstan.

A graduate’s progress:
teaching and the classics

Larry Allen ’09, a teacher with a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Pennsylvania, says his classics major is a great conversation starter. It also informs his work.

“Professionally, the classics have played an enormous role in influencing my teaching. When I was in graduate school, my professors often commented that I approached teaching history and social sciences from a different direction than many of my classmates. I can’t imagine teaching world history without art and literature playing a central role in the class,” Allen says.

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