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

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Dickinson College Commentaries

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

Michael Puett on Reading the Classics in China

18TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER ROBERTS LECTURE September 25 & 26, 2015, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Chair of the … Continue reading

Johan Winge’s New Latin Macronizer

A new Latin macronizer has come on the scene, and it is superb. It should become an essential tool for Latin teachers and editors of Latin texts. The author is Johan Winge, who just completed his undergraduate studies in the … Continue reading