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You’ll research alongside your professors. Whether you’re composing your first college essay, learning to translate Greek and Latin, developing your senior paper, or wishing to see and study ancient Greece and Rome, our faculty are committed to helping you succeed.
Earn the ideal interdisciplinary degree. Classics majors are just as skilled at reading Homer and Cicero or interpreting the archaeological ruins of Pompeii as they are at writing computer code and managing databases and geographic information systems.
– Jeff Emerson '13Jeff's Story
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– Dan Davis, Assistant Professor of Classics
If you think archeological work is all kneeling in a trench, brushing ancient dust off potsherds, think again. As Dan Davis, Luther assistant professor of classics, points out, digging up artifacts is only about 10 percent of what an archeologist does.
This past summer, students from Luther and other colleges got their hands on the rest of the work during a field school in Greece, learning such skills as archeological drawing, site illustration, architectural and artifact photography, pottery cleaning, and ceramic analysis. Their accumulated work will eventually tell the story of Roman-era Kenchreai, the port of the great city of Corinth on the Aegean City.