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

LAT 288

Transition to Empire


The political upheaval of late 1st century BCE Rome remains one of the best-documented periods of Greco-Roman history.  Caesar gives us on side in de Bello Civili (49-48 BCE) while Cicero gives us glimpses of the other in…

POL 202

Classical Political Theory


Through a study of works by Aristophanes, Plato, and Aristotle, this course examines the Socratic revolution in the history of thought, why Socrates founded political philosophy, and the radical challenge that classical political philosophy poses to modern and…

CLA 122

Roman Lit in Translation


Selected works of Roman literature from the early Republic through the Empire.

Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.
Satisfies a requirement for the Classical Studies major and the Classical Languages and Literature major.
Satisfies the historical…