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.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Offerings in Greek and Latin

Latin Help Desk

The Latin Helpdesk is a place where elementary Latin students can come to work together on homework, study together, or get help from a faculty member or more experienced student in doing homework or studying for quizzes and tests. Working together is the best way to prepare for class and for tests!

The Help Desk  is open during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms, Tuesday & Thursday nights, 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., in Reed Hall, room 322.

For any questions please contact the Language Program Director, Jenny Lynn in 317 Reed Hall or by e-mail: [email protected]