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

CLA 456

Coins and the Ancient Economy


Produced by the billions in antiquity, millions of ancient Greek and Roman coins still exist today. Coins are tangible pieces of ancient history, forming the largest category of surviving material evidence from the ancient world. In this course…

PHI 105

Ancient Greek Philosophy


Introduction to the origins and development of philosophy in ancient Greece, with special emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. 

Counts towards the satisfaction of the Philosophy major requirement to take two courses from among PHI 105, PHI 106, and…

LAT 222

Roman Lyric & Elegy-Horace


Quintus Horatius Flaccus dominated the genre of Latin lyric poetry, imbuing his own Roman world with the meters of Greek lyric. This course examines a wide range of his lyric subjects, but focuses on personal lyric (which includes…