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Classics Language Resources

Salve! (/ ˈsælvi/ )  γειά σου!  (/ʝa SOU/ )  שלום    (/ʃaˈlom/)   

Welcome to the Classics Page! Here you will find every antiquity your heart desires!

There are resources for every classical language offered here at Willamette University, along with enthusiastic staffers who will help you find solutions for Ancient Greek, Ancient Hebrew, and even Latin language problems. At the LLC, the Classics stand among the modern romance languages in every respect.

The LLC offers various software programs such as Rosetta Stone, Bibleworks and Gramma for your independent language learning.

Bring some friends and come over to the World Languages Studio (Ford 101) to check out our new Classics board games!

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LLC Classics Blog

Sappho, Girl Interrupted Here’s a link to a great New Yorker article on the ancient Greek poetess Sappho. For the uninitiated, Sappho is the famous lesbian poet. That is to say, she was from the Isle of Lesbos and is renowned for homoeroticism in her poetry. However, as the article discusses, Sappho’s actual sexuality is difficult to pin […]

Roman Food, Ancient Flavors on the Modern Palate This is a fun article about the different spices and foods used by Romans with their dishes. Did you know that they used a lot of flavors that we might consider Asian? The Roman empire was quite expansive.

Ancient Roman History… In Game of Thrones! Check out this cool blog on the different parallels that can be drawn between the HBO drama and real Roman historical figures. Some really great cultural references going on in our media!