Dickinson offers a full range of courses in Latin and Greek, as well as courses in ancient history, archaeology, classical philosophy, and classical literature in translation. An active student community fosters the classics on campus through various events, a Latin club for school students, the Classics House, the annual Classics Festival, and the Eta Sigma Phi honor society. Almost all majors spend time overseas, usually in Rome or Athens. The department sponsors the annual Roberts Lectures, a series of digital projects created collaboratively by faculty and students, and a series of workshops for teachers, the Dickinson Latin Workshops and the Conventiculum Dickinsoniense, a spoken Latin immersion.

Contact Info

Christopher A. Francese
Professor of Classical Languages

Department Coordinator:
Terri Blumenthal


1st floor, East College
Mailing Address

Dickinson College Commentaries

Conventiculum Dickinsoniense 2016

CONVENTICULUM DICKINSONIENSE July 5-11, 2016 The Conventiculum Dickinsoniense is an immersion seminar in active Latin. It is specifically designed for all cultivators of Latin who wish to gain some ability to express themselves ex-tempore in correct Latin. A wide range … Continue reading

Dickinson Latin Workshop: The Venerable Bede

July 12–17, 2016 The Dickinson Summer Latin Workshop is intended for teachers of Latin, as a way to refresh the mind through study of an extended Latin text, and to share experiences and ideas with Latinists and teachers. Sometimes those … Continue reading

Vicipaedia Latina:  Encyclopedia and Community

USING THE LATIN WIKIPEDIA IN INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED COLLEGE LATIN CLASSES by Anne Mahoney, Tufts University,  anne.mahoney at tufts.edu [note: this article is re-published from The Classical Outlook 90.3 (Spring 2015), pp. 68-90. Thanks to the author and to CO‘s editor Mary … Continue reading