Explore the roots of Christianity and how it intersects with modern culture through the interdisciplinary study of Greco-Roman culture and language.
Dive into the ancient world through classical languages, literatures, archaeology and ancient history. The classical languages department at Calvin College has taken on the task of teaching and interpreting the ancient world for students who wish to understand the context in which Christianity developed.
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Study the ancient world to gain an in-depth understanding of the gospel in history.
The Princeton Review ranks classics as an excellent major for medical school and law school, and notes that classics majors "consistently have some of the highest scores on GREs of all undergraduates." Read more here.
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Epiphanius of Cyprus offers the first complete biography in English of Epiphanius, lead bishop of Cyprus in the late fourth century CE and author of the Panarion, a massive encyclopedia of heresies. Imagining himself a defender of orthodoxy, he became an active heresy-hunter, involving himself in the most significant theological and ecclesiastical debates of his day
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Majors and minors
Explore the department’s majors and minors and discover the multildimensional nature of the classics department.
Take a look at the annual classics interim and plan ahead for the studies you will complete and sites you will see.
Explore the many ways to get involved on Calvin’s campus, including those specifically oriented towards classics majors.
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