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Chair: Thomas N. Habinek, Ph.D.*
FacultyProfessors: Anthony J. Boyle, M.A.; Vincent Farenga, Ph.D.; Thomas N. Habinek, Ph.D.*; William G. Thalmann, Ph.D.*
Associate Professor: Susan Lape, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: James Collins II, Ph.D.; Anne Porter, Ph.D. (Religion); Kevin van Bladel, Ph.D.; Daniel Richter, Ph.D.; Ann Marie Yasin, Ph.D. (Art History)
Professor of the Practice of Classics: Claudia Moatti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emerita: Jane Cody, Ph.D.
The curriculum of the Classics Department is designed to transmit a knowledge and an appreciation of the civilizations of the Greeks and the Romans — their languages and literatures, myths, philosophies and political thought — as well as to develop an understanding of the ways in which the classical heritage has manifested itself in later ages. Approximately one half of the department's classes are taught in English; these have to do with broad areas of civilization, including classical culture and literature. The remainder are courses in language and literature taught from the original Greek and Latin texts.