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Studying classics is foundational and inherently interdisciplinary, appealing to students interested in history, literature, archaeology, art history, religion, philosophy, and even linguistics and anthropology. Extended study of Greek and Latin stretches students’ analytical skills and deepens their knowledge of key ancient authors. Students develop critical and imaginative thinking by working with and writing about ancient material. By studying the classics, student are well prepared not only for many other courses of study but also for a wide range of careers.

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Between Rich and Poor in the Roman City

A new look at the socio-economic texture of a Pompeian sub-elite neighborhood. Presented by Steven Ellis of the University of Cincinnati as part of the...

9/19 7:00pm
Archaeology and Politics in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Newly Discovered Results of the 1951-53 Excavations at Sinop, Turkey. Presented by Ulrike Krotscheck of Evergreen State University. Co-sponsored by the Reed...

11/7 7:00pm
An Archaeology of the Bronze Age Senses

The tastes, smells, and colors of new finds from east Cretan excavations. Presented by Thomas M. Brogan pf INSTAP Study Center for East Crete. Co-sponsored...

2/7/2020 7:00pm
From Teotihuacan to Tenochtitlan: The Biggest Cities in the Ancient New World

Presented by Michael E. Smith of Arizona State University. Co-sponsored by the Reed College classics department and the Archaeological Institute of America....

3/5/2020 7:00pm

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