Classical Studies

The Department of Classics currently offers four courses, two in ancient Greek language and literature and two in Latin.

The two courses concerned with ancient Greece consist of an introduction to the ancient Greek language and a course in ancient Greek literature, read in English translation. Works studied in the latter course include the two great epics of Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey , as well as several tragedies selected from the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

The two Latin courses consist of an introductory and an intermediate-level language course; both courses, however, also include classical and medieval Latin literature inasmuch as by the end of the introductory course, students have acquired sufficient grammar and vocabulary to read simple Latin texts in the original, and most of the intermediate language course is given over to reading more advanced poetry and prose from latin authors, including works by Cicero, Ovid, Livy, and Juvenal.

These courses would be interesting both for students of classical antiquity and for students in history, philosophy, theology, literature, and modern languages.