Classical Antiquity

Coordinator: Hobart Professor of Classical Languages Reger (History)

The purpose of the minor is to allow the student to acquire a general knowledge of the achievement of ancient Greece and Rome, which traditionally has constituted, along with the Judeo-Christian tradition, the chief ingredient of Western civilization. Despite the advance of technology, shifts in educational and societal priorities, and an increasing awareness of other civilizations in the 21st century, Homer, Plato, Cicero, and Caesar remain living figures, and the classical tradition still pervades our poetry and prose, our philosophy and law, our ideas of history, our conceptions of education, and our art and architecture. The student electing this minor will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the classical achievement in each of these areas and to shape that knowledge into an integrated view of antiquity.

For more information about course requirements, please contact the coordinator of the minor.