The Classics Majors and Minor, 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 three minors, one in Greek, one in Latin, and one in classical studies.

Courses You Might Take

LAT 234

Philosoph Poetry: Lucretius

Instructor
Neumann

We will engage with the philosophical thought of the first century BCE through a variety of readings, with the particular focus of the class on the Lucretius' masterful Epicurean epic, de Rerum Natura.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing…

CLA 235

Families of Anc Mediterranean

Instructor
Truetzel

In this course, we will explore the definitions, forms, and roles of families in societies of the ancient Mediterranean, focusing on ancient Greece and Rome but also considering Carthage, Egypt, and Israel. What constituted a "family" in these…

LAT 334

Adv Philosoph Poetry:Lucretius


Instructor
Neumann

We will engage with the philosophical thought of the first century BCE through a variety of readings, with the particular focus of the class on the Lucretius' masterful Epicurean epic, de Rerum Natura.

Satisfies Literary Studies, Creative Writing…