An Open Letter From the Classics Department

Classical Studies
May 3, 2013

Salvete from the Department of Classics at Denison University!

Our program offers a large variety of courses in Greek, Latin and Classical culture. We offer Greek and Latin courses from beginning to advanced with advanced-level courses ranging from single-author courses on authors like Cicero, Ovid, Herodotus and Homer to thematic courses such as Funeral Oratory in ancient Athens, Post-Classical Latin and the figure of Medea in Greek literature. Courses offered in translation include Greek and Roman history and civilization, Classical mythology, race and ethnicity in antiquity, women in antiquity, art and politics, Greek and Roman drama, Echoes of the Trojan Wars and more.

The Department is currently home to over 20 majors and minors. Students in the Department of Classics have strong advising and working relationships with the faculty and have multiple opportunities for independent research with the Classics faculty. This year (2011) we have 6 classics majors who received fellowships to conduct research in Classics through the Denison Young Summer Scholars Program.

The Department is home to two student organizations, LUDUS and Eta Sigma Phi. These organizations provide social and academic forums for students to engage with the Classical world and their fellow majors and minors.

The Department of Classics at Denison University believes strongly in the benefits of Liberal Education and the role of Classics therein.  Graduates in Classics from Denison have gone on to successful careers in medicine, law, education, government and business, as well as pursuing graduate study in Classics and related fields. Consider the possibilities, consider Denison!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact any of the Classics department faculty!


Tim Hofmeister (Professor and Chair), Garrett A. Jacobsen (Associate Professor) and Rebecca Kennedy (Assistant Professor)