Language Study

The Classics Department offers a full program of study in both Latin and ancient Greek. Beginning courses concentrate on language basics and reading skills. Higher level courses are an opportunity to work closely with a professor on a particular author or topic, both reading in the original language and developing research, writing and presentation skills.

Studying a medieval manuscript of Virgil? Analyzing the rhetoric of Ciceronian oration? Reading the New Testament in its original Greek? Reciting a choral ode from Sophocles' Oedipus the King or Seneca's Medea?  Classics students do these things all the time!

Students who have already begun learning Latin or ancient Greek before coming to Dartmouth should consult with faculty about appropriate placement; please see Latin Placement or Greek Placement.

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Latin & Greek Study Center

The Latin & Greek Study center is for those students who need help with their Latin & Greek skills, want to talk about Latin or Greek with other students, or just want a quiet place to study the ancient languages. An upper level student will always be available for assistance with Latin & Greek. The Study Center is open during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms, Sunday - Thursday nights, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., in Reed Hall.