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

GRE 333

Adv Grk Drama: Eurip Cyclops


We will read in Greek the extant literary accounts of the infamous one-eyed giant Polyphemus: Homer's Odyssey, Theocritus' Idyll 11, and Euripides' only surviving satyr play (Cyclops), with special attention devoted to the last. Along the way, we…

CLA 336

Augustus & the Roman Republic


After several decades of civil war, Augustus set out to restore the res publica. By the time he died 45 years later, the Roman world had changed into a form of monarchy that lasted for centuries. In…

POL 401

Thucydides Justice War


This course investigates arguments for and against both political realism and political idealism through a study of the founder of classical realism, Thucydides.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.

Permission of the instructor required.