University of Southern California
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Taper Hall of Humanities 224
(213) 740-3676 or 740-3677
FAX: (213) 740-7360

Chair: Thomas N. Habinek, Ph.D.*


Professors: Anthony J. Boyle, M.A.; Vincent Farenga, Ph.D. (Comparative Literature); Thomas N. Habinek, Ph.D.*; William G. Thalmann, Ph.D.*

Associate Professors: Susan Lape, Ph.D.; Ann Marie Yasin, Ph.D. (Art History)

Assistant Professors: James Collins II, Ph.D.; Christelle Fischer-Bovet, Ph.D.; Anne Porter, Ph.D. (Religion); Kevin van Bladel, Ph.D.; Daniel Richter, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice of Classics: Claudia Moatti, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emerita: Jane Cody, Ph.D.

*Recipient of university-wide or college teaching award.

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.