The Classical Languages and Literature Major at Davidson

Read a wide variety of foundational and exciting ancient texts as their authors originally wrote them.

Epic and lyric poetry, tragedies and comedies, history, philosophy, or early Christian literature, consider a major in Classical Languages and Literature, especially if you are aiming for graduate study in classics.

The major in Classical Languages and Literature requires an introductory course about the Classical world (taught in English), six courses in Greek and Latin numbered above 200, and our senior research seminar. Two required electives may include additional courses in Greek and Latin, CLA courses taught in translation, a LIT course in literary translation (theory and practice) or a DIG course in digital humanities.