Department of Classics records, 1857-2000


This collection has:

1.70 cubic ft.

In 1939, the Department of Greek and the Department of Latin united to form the Department of Classics. In addition to courses involving comprehension of antique languages, a Classical Studies track (for which no knowledge of Greek or Latin was required) brought in courses on Greek and Roman life that had previously been taught by the Department of History. In later decades, some effort was made to include subject matter reflecting contemporary social concerns (for example, Women in Antiquity). However, the most dramatic development in Classics curriculum was the rise in popularity of Archeology, which in 1984 became an interdisciplinary major.

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