As part of the Department of Classics, the major and minor in Classics entails an education in both ancient Greek and Latin, focusing on the literature, history and culture of both ancient Greece and Rome. Whether through the art of poetry, the rhetoric of politics, the logic of philosophy, or the analysis of historiography, the study of Greek and Latin inculcates a lucidity of expression and a predilection for reason, as it inspires creativity, civic awareness, ethical behavior, and critical inquiry.
The study of Classics entails an education in the languages, literature, history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. It encompasses all that is best in a liberal arts education:
The study of classical philology fosters a lucidity of expression and reasoning
The study of the artistic, intellectual, and political achievements of classical antiquity inspires creativity, critical inquiry, and ethical behavior.
It provides an opportunity for the student:
To acquire competence in the classical languages
To develop a critical perspective on classical literature
To study the history and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.
What do classics majors do after Denison?
Graduates in classics from Denison have gone on to successful careers in medicine, law, education, government and business, as well as pursuing graduate study. Student acceptance rates for law school among Classics majors nationwide is extremely high.