Classics Department, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Classics Department, University of North Carolina at Asheville "Classics" refers to the study of ancient Greek and Latin languages, literature, history, culture, and art & archaeology.
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The discipline of Classics has been central to the rise of universities, and it continues to be fundamental in the humanities and to a Liberal Arts education. A solid foundation in reading Classical Latin and Greek provides a means of understanding the past and the intellectual roots of the present while formal coursework provides students the opportunity to develop abiding skills of critical thinking, engaged inquiry and reflective expression. As Classics also transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, this course of study cultivates students who think broadly, synthetically and are able to view issues from a variety of perspectives.

Mission: The Department works to further the university’s mission to “develop students of broad perspective who think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, and participate actively in their communities.” These skills are excellent preparation for the current labor market as well as for lifetime learning.

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05/15/2019
Award Winning Professors, 2018-19 - News And Events | UNC Asheville

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On Monday, May 6, 2019, UNC Asheville’s faculty members gathered to honor the service and accomplishments of the university’s dedicated professors throughout the academic year. UNC Asheville’s Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award was presented to Evelyn Chiang, associate professor of psycho...

05/10/2019

Congratulations to our Classics graduates, who will receive their hard-earned diplomas tomorrow: Cammie Bello (with Distinction in Classics), Jeremy Briggs, Shen Kennedy, and Victoria Santoyo! We are so proud of you!!

05/02/2019

Congratulations to our student award winners: Cammie (Guy Cooper Award), Jillian (Elizabeth Ray Scholarship), RJ (CAMWS Outstanding Student Award), Grace and Steven (SCS Outstanding Student Awards), Tanner (Outstanding Student in Latin), and Maddy (Outstanding Student in Greek). We are blessed to have so many wonderful and talented students in our department!

05/01/2019

Students and in-town alumni, please join us tomorrow at noon for our annual Farewell to Seniors Party--complete with the Olive Trial, Dept. Awards, and the Cookie Cake. Good food, good conversation, good friends. We hope to see you there!

Hearty congratulations to the newest members of Eta Tau Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi!
05/01/2019

Hearty congratulations to the newest members of Eta Tau Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi!

Felix dies natalis, Roma!
04/21/2019
Felix dies natalis, Roma!

Felix dies natalis, Roma!

Today (21st April) is the traditional date given for the founding of Rome. According to Roman mythology, the founders were Romulus and Remus, twin brothers and supposed sons of the god Mars and the…

Here here!
04/12/2019
Society for Classical Studies

Here here!

Great news for Classicists! Free access to the most comprehensive dictionary of Latin in existence, the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae:

If you live in the Asheville area and want to learn koine Greek--the common Greek of the New Testament--we have the cour...
04/03/2019

If you live in the Asheville area and want to learn koine Greek--the common Greek of the New Testament--we have the courses for you! See attached flyer!

Thanks to all who participated in our "Homerathon" as part of the world-wide reading of the Iliad on Friday, March 22. T...
03/25/2019

Thanks to all who participated in our "Homerathon" as part of the world-wide reading of the Iliad on Friday, March 22. The wind was cold and blowing hard--unlike the calm before the launching of the ships to Troy--but our heroic readers and audience stayed the course. Special thanks to Dr. Mills for organizing this campus event!

Rest in peace, Dr. Thurman, and thank you for bringing Classics to UNC Asheville. tibi sit terra levis
03/13/2019

Rest in peace, Dr. Thurman, and thank you for bringing Classics to UNC Asheville. tibi sit terra levis

03/06/2019

HOMERATHON!!!!!!!!!! Save the Date! Friday, March 22, 10:00am to 2:00pm, bottom of the steps, Ramsey Library.

Spring has arrived in the Dorothy Dvorsky-Rohner Ancient Garden!
02/28/2019

Spring has arrived in the Dorothy Dvorsky-Rohner Ancient Garden!

Celebrating the life and contributions of Pinckney Warren Russell, Professor of Greek at Johnson C. Smith University, Ch...
02/05/2019

Celebrating the life and contributions of Pinckney Warren Russell, Professor of Greek at Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC and member of CAMWS and the APA, along with other Black Classicists in North Carolina, thanks to MIchele Valerie Ronnick

I have not looked at these and so cannot vouch for them, but they look interesting! https://www.latinitium.com/blog/lear...
01/11/2019
Courses in spoken Latin..Series scholarum linguae Latinae vivae

I have not looked at these and so cannot vouch for them, but they look interesting! https://www.latinitium.com/blog/learn-latin-courses?fbclid=IwAR1W-H2y0d0tRzjL0FRUWWET_1rGCsVCXQ95SwjljhYZjAAC-ZEMiErHAnQ

This page is for everyone who want to really learn Latin and Greek by using the languages actively in the process. Here you will find courses to learn Latin online or in the real world. If you know of any more schools or courses in spoken Latin or Greek, add them by using the form. 

Congratulations to our Classics majors Giacomo and Phoenicia, and Classics minor Cassie on their graduation today! We ar...
12/14/2018

Congratulations to our Classics majors Giacomo and Phoenicia, and Classics minor Cassie on their graduation today! We are so proud of you!

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12/08/2018

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“To read Latin and Greek in their original, is a sublime luxury. I thank on my knees him who directed my early education for having put into my possession this rich source of delight; and I would not exchange it for anything which I could then have acquired, and have not since acquired.”
—Thomas Jefferson

"Hardly any lawful price would seem to me too high for what I have gained by being made to learn Latin and Greek."
—C. S. Lewis

Santa Flees Troy? Happy Holidays and have a great break!
12/08/2018

Santa Flees Troy?
Happy Holidays and have a great break!

And for Saturnalia merriment, a Silenus from the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
12/08/2018

And for Saturnalia merriment, a Silenus from the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

12/08/2018
UNC Asheville

Students, be sure to check your email!

Due to the forecasted winter weather this weekend, UNC Asheville has made alternative plans for exams on Monday, Dec. 10. Classes with exams scheduled for Monday will receive messages from their faculty about alternative plans, and exams will not be held on campus that day.

For full details and updates, visit bulldogalert.unca.edu

Congratulations to our majors and minors graduating this year for their successful presentation of Senior Capstone paper...
12/04/2018

Congratulations to our majors and minors graduating this year for their successful presentation of Senior Capstone papers at today's Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Classics Saturnalia party this Wednesday at noon--local alumni also welcome! You don't have to bring one of these dishes...
12/04/2018
Top 5 Ancient And Medieval Foods To Make This Holiday Season

Classics Saturnalia party this Wednesday at noon--local alumni also welcome! You don't have to bring one of these dishes, however!
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Io, Saturnalia! Explore a few historical recipes for December festivals pulled from the ancient and medieval Mediterranean.

If you have read Ovid in Latin, you know how important this is.
11/19/2018
Society for Classical Studies

If you have read Ovid in Latin, you know how important this is.

An article about the import of translation and the work of the incomparable Prof. Stephanie McCarter.

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The interdisciplinarity inherent in the study of the Classical world enables students to gain a broad base of knowledge and critical thinking skills, which are excellent preparation for the current labor market as well as for lifetime learning. We offer our students the advantages of a private education in the public sphere through individualized attention, a rigorous curriculum, multiple opportunities for study abroad, an active program of undergraduate research, and a committed faculty engaged in outreach, teaching and research.

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