In Their Own Words

Students describe their experiences in the Classics Department.


Dan Jamison

"Last summer, with financial support from Swarthmore, I went to Pompeii on an archaeological dig. I found out about the opportunity through the Classics Department, and the faculty provided support for my application. I've decided that archaeology is among the things I want to do seriously during my life and I never would have discovered that, had I not gotten the chance to actually try it. I was excited to translate a few of the preserved painted signs when I was there."

Dan Jamison
Nutley, N.J.
Honors Latin major with History minor


Lauren Janowitz"I began learning Greek at Swarthmore so that I could read Homer, and this semester I've read the entire Odyssey in Greek. A lot of work, sure, but it is also an amazing experience."

Lauren Janowitz
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Honors Latin major, course ancient Greek major