The Classics Majors and Greek and Latin Minors at Davidson

Extending far back in time and across so many fields of study, the classics majors and minors promise an intellectual perspective that will inform and enrich the whole of your life's learning, at Davidson and beyond.

The department offers two majors, one in classical languages and literature and the other in classical studies. The first focuses on ancient Greek and Latin; the second takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach to Greek and Roman studies. 

The department also offers minors both in Greek and in Latin.

Courses You Might Take

GRE 344

Adv Greek Historians:Herodotus


Detailed readings of selected passages from Herodotus' Histories with interpretation and appreciation of the author's literary and narrative qualities. Readings of the rest of the Histories in English as well as of secondary literature will provide a broader…

REL 141

The Rise of Christianity


The theological and historical development of the early church from the New Testament period to the Council of Chalcedon (451 C.E.) with a focus on early controversies as revealed through primary sources.

Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.…

GRE 201

Intermediate Greek


The course is intended to develop skills acquired in GRE 103 through systematic grammar and syntax review and readings from selected Greek authors such as Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon and Plato.

GRE 103 or placement test. (Offered…