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The classical studies department offers a remarkably broad curriculum in Greek and Latin language, literature in translation, ancient art, and ancient history. Other faculty at Hollins enrich our curriculum with courses in ancient philosophy, religion, and history. Many classics courses taught in English are cross-listed with other departments (art, English, gender and women's studies, history, and theatre) and count toward the fulfillment of requirements of other majors.


George Fredric Franko George Fredric Franko
professor; B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

Professor Franko specializes in ancient comedy. His keen interest in drama has led to roles in the Forum Romanum (a Latin news program) and in the Hollins production of Plautus’ Menaechmi, as well as directing plays for the Virginia Governor’s Latin Academy. He has published in leading journals of classical philology and makes a mean green salsa, though his salsa dancing still needs work.

Christina Salowey Christina A. Salowey (Homepage)
professor; B.S., B.A., Muhlenberg College; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.A., Tufts University; Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College

Professor Salowey specializes in Greek art and archaeology and religion. She is interested in pedagogical issues and serves on the managing committee of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. She has published in classics journals and contributed to collaborative collections on archaeology, most notably women in the ancient Mediterranean and the Cults of Herakles in the Peloponessos.