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 233

Grk Drama: Aristophanes' Frogs


We will read in Greek the whole of Aristophanes' Frogs. Along the way, we will consider the work's value as a piece of early literary criticism, explore evidence for the nature and purpose of ritual comic performance…

LAT 322

Adv 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…

LAT 101

Elementary Latin I


Introduction to classical Latin. Requires drill sessions with Apprentice Teachers.

(Offered annually, Fall only.)

Fall 2020-

While formal class meetings will be held online, Prof. Truetzel will be on campus this fall, and she welcomes the opportunity…