Faculty Profile

Scott Farrington

Associate Professor of Classical Studies (2014)

Contact Information

on sabbatical 2024-25


East College Room 107


Professor Farrington earned his PhD at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His publications have focused primarily on the historian Polybius and the nature and development of historical and literary prose in antiquity. His most recent article (Classical Philology, 2021) reinterprets the ancient proverb “Nothing to do with Dionysus.” He offers classes in Greek, Latin, and the history of the ancient world and its reception.


  • B.A., Loyola University, 1993
  • M.F.A., University of Alaska, 1999
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2008

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

GREK 101 Beginning Attic Greek
All the fundamentals of Greek grammar and syntax as well as the acquisition of vocabulary. By the conclusion of the second semester students will be prepared to read classical authors in the original.

CLST 251 Greek History
An introduction to the history of ancient Greece focusing on the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian Wars, ancient Greek intellectual and cultural achievements, and the rise of Macedon. Topics include race, gender and sexuality. Students develop habits for reading ancient and modern sources critically. Assignments introduce students to the primary tools, methods, and conventions of researching and writing in the field of ancient history.