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Scott Farrington

Associate Professor of Classical Studies (2014)

Contact Information

farrings@dickinson.edu

East College Room 107
717.254.8302

Office Hours for Fall 2022: 10:30-11:30 TTR

Bio

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.

Education

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

2022-2023 Academic Year

Fall 2022

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.

LATN 201 Introduction to Roman Prose
Review of syntax and selected readings from prose authors, with study of literary technique and discussion of supplementary readings in English. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent.

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.