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Welcome to the Classics Department

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Classics at Samford


Samford Classics works to open the ears of twenty-first century Alabama to the voices of our Greek and Roman inheritance, the legacy of Western thought and the Christian church that speaks to us of who we have been, who we are, and who we can become.

Students who major or minor in Greek, Latin or the Classics at Samford University will discover a new world offering the wisdom of ages past.  With a key that unlocks the universe of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, students will open a door leading to adventures in history, literature, philosophy, archaeology, theater, poetry-the breadth of human experience as lived by Homer, Socrates, Plato, and Paul as well as by Cicero, Julius Caesar, Augustus and Augustine.

Exploring the civilizations centered at Rome and Athens will rigorously educate you as you dissect patterns of language, study the structure of an epic poem, or analyze the material remains of a Roman fortress.  Your friends and family will wonder at your academic courage, while graduate schools and employers will know and respect that you have willingly faced an intellectual challenge.

We invite you to peruse these web pages offering an overview of the life of Samford Classics. If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact us.

Stephen R. Todd
Professor and Chair, Department of Classics