Classical Languages and Literatures

The concentration in Classical Languages and Literatures combines contemporary methods in literary study with a broad range of ancient texts studied both in translation and in the original languages. Students may choose to gain competence in Latin, in Greek, or in both languages. In addition to such influential works as the Iliad and Vergil's Aeneid, courses are offered which explore less familiar but exciting options, from the political comedies of Aristophanes to the satire of Petronius and the medieval dramas of the abbess Hrosvitha. Students gain hands-on experience with  the material remains of ancient literature, including medieval manuscripts in the Special Collections Library. The major may also be modified with Philosophy, Linguistics, Comparative Literature, or other subjects.