Classics is an interdisciplinary field, encompassing the languages, literature, art, archaeology, history, philosophy, mythology, and religious lives of the Greeks and Romans in the broader ancient Mediterranean world. At John Carroll, we teach Latin and ancient Greek languages from the introductory to advanced levels. In the introductory sequence, you’ll build vocabulary and language skills (in English, too!) and explore ancient cultures. In the upper-level Latin and Greek classes you’ll read literature by many authors, from Homer to St. Perpetua.
In addition to Latin and Greek, we also offer classes about the ancient world that require no knowledge of the ancient languages. Classics courses examine the Athenian democratic experiment, the Roman Republic, Greek art, ancient drama, mythology, and even barbarians.
By helping you build strong thinking, writing, and speaking skills, a degree in classics will prepare you for any career: law, medicine, teaching, politics, business, and more.