2017-18 Pomona College Catalog 
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Late Antique-Medieval Studies

Professor Kenneth Wolf, coordinator

Amy Crown, academic coordinator


Late Antique-Medieval Studies (LAMS) as a scholarly field is dedicated to a deeper understanding of the greater Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Although the Greek, Latin and Arabic heirs to the Roman and Persian empires struggled with one another for hegemony in this region, their similarities outweighed their differences. Not only did each identify with an Abrahamic religion, but each laid claim to the rich secular traditions of the Hellenistic, Roman and Persian empires. LAMS students have the opportunity to explore these fertile cultural encounters from a multi-disciplinary perspective with appropriate attention to languages; in particular, ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic.

The  LAMS major and minor are administered by the Classics  department. Like Classics, LAMS is a cooperative intercollegiate program. LAMS courses taught at any of The Claremont Colleges count as Pomona courses. Ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic–one of which is required for the LAMS major and minor–may be taken to fulfill the Pomona College foreign language requirement. Courses taken on the Pass/No Credit (P/NC) grading basis may not be counted toward either the major or the minor except courses which are only offered in P/NC form.


1On leave fall 2017 2On leave spring 2018 3On leave 2017-18


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