The Classical Tradition

Coordinator: Hobart Professor of Classical Languages Reger (History)

The minor in the classical tradition will establish a basic acquaintance with the history and cultural landmarks of ancient Greece and Rome and promote a contextual understanding of later achievements significantly influenced by them, especially in literature, history, the arts, and philosophy.

The minor is based on two groups of courses: the first comprises courses in the civilization of classical Greece and Rome, the second, courses in subjects in which the presence of the Greek and Roman experience is felt. For convenience, these groups are called “Ancient” and “Modern,” respectively. Students are urged, when possible, to take the required course in classical civilization (and any elective from the ancient group) before taking courses in the modern group.

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