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New Course Spotlight: Race and Ethnicity in Ancient Greece and Rome

In Spring 2021, Visiting Lecturer Brandon Jones is teaching a new course in the Classics Department, titled ‘Race and Ethnicity in Ancient Greece and Rome’. The class plunges students into a field of current debate about race in the ancient world. Students will explore the transformation of racial identities over time, and the influence of classical ideas in modern cultures, particularly the United States. Students with an interest in history can delve more deeply into the origin of current ideas, but there are no prerequisites for the course, and no prior knowledge of the ancient world is necessary. 

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