Classics is the study of languages, literatures, history, art, ideas, myths, societies, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Inherently interdisciplinary, classics is grounded in the critical reading of Greek and Latin texts and involves the examination of all aspects of classical civilization and the ancient Mediterranean world. While the material may be ancient, you will develop habits of mind that matter to modernity, including close reading and the ability to identify larger patterns and elucidate hidden meaning within complex material.
Life After Lawrence
Lawrentians can enjoy careers in...
Education (secondary and university), museums, university administration, business, military, government agencies
Recent employers include...
Boston Latin Academy, Epic Systems, Museum of the City of New York, National Security Agency, Nova Classical Academy, University of Chicago, U.S. Army (Military Intelligence Corps), President of American Bagpipe Makers(!)
Lawrentians can earn advanced degrees in...
Ancient history, classics, medieval and Byzantine studies, Latin, law, master of business administration
Recent schools include...
Brown, Harvard, Kentucky (Law), Mayo Medical School, Marquette, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oxford, Penn, Saint Andrews (U.K.), Virginia (Law), Yale
Components of the Major
- Classical Languages & Literatures
- Introductory & Intermediate Latin
- Introductory & Intermediate Greek
- Six courses in Latin and Greek literature
- Two courses in classical civilization or Greek & Roman history
- Classical Civilization
- Introductory & Intermediate Latin or Greek
- Two courses in Latin or Greek literature
- Two courses in classical civilization
- Two courses in Greek and Roman history
- Four upper-level courses in Classics or related fields like art history, English, history, philosophy, religious studies
The Chandler Senior Experience
You are free to choose scholarly, creative, and experiential projects in your area of interest within the field of classical languages and literatures or classical civilizations.
Recent Senior Experience projects include:
Speech and Heroic Identity in Homer’s Iliad
Computer Modeling the Temple of Apollo Epikourious at Bassae
Staging Lyric Poetry: An Exploration of Ancient Greek and Roman Poetry in Modern Performance
Hannibal’s Army in the Second Punic War (219-202 BCE): Hannibal’s Strategy for Victory
Comparative Translations of Vergil’s Aeneid, Book 6