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.

Classical Studies Blog

Workshop: Creating a Digital Commentary for Teaching

Dickinson Latin Workshop Saturday, October 21, 2017 Creating a Digital Commentary for Teaching Bret Mulligan (Haverford College) and Chris Francese (Dickinson College) Place: Dickinson College, Tome Hall 115, 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. Do you write your own notes on Latin texts for your students? Are you frustrated with the limitations of Microsoft Word when … Continue reading Workshop: Creating a Digital Commentary for Teaching

Conventiculum Dickinsoniense 2018

CONVENTICULUM DICKINSONIENSE July 5-11, 2018 The Conventiculum Dickinsoniense is an immersion seminar designed for those who want to acquire some ability at ex-tempore expression in Latin. A wide range of people can benefit from the seminar: professors in universities, teachers in secondary schools, graduate students, undergraduates, and other lovers of Latin, provided that anyone who … Continue reading Conventiculum Dickinsoniense 2018

Dickinson Latin Workshop 2018: Maffeius, Historiae Indicae

Dickinson Latin Workshop 2018: Maffeius, Historiae Indicae July 12–17, 2018 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 who are not currently engaged in teaching have … Continue reading Dickinson Latin Workshop 2018: Maffeius, Historiae Indicae

Dickinson College Commentaries Blog

Horace’s Satiric Style

Horace’s satiric style is informal and conversational—so much so that he called his works not satūrae but sermōnēs, “conversations, chats.” There are often snippets of dialogue and quick changes of topic and tone. The vocabulary ranges widely and urbanely between … Continue reading

Videos on Homeric Dialect and Scansion

A few years ago I made some videos using the Showme app about the Homeric dialect and Homeric metrics. They are somewhat buried on the Showme site, so here are the two series, first on dialect, second on metrics: Homeric … Continue reading

Enablers and Servants

One of the things I learned at the SCS meetings this past weekend is that it is important to echo and amplify on social media ideas and voices you find important. My favorite notion this year came from Gregory Crane, … Continue reading

Contact Info

Chair:
Marc Mastrangelo
Professor of Classical Studies
mastrang@dickinson.edu

Department Coordinator:
Terri Blumenthal
blumentt@dickinson.edu

Phone:
717-245-1493
Fax:
717-245-1683

Location:
1st floor, East College
Mailing Address