Did you know?

  • Over 50% of English words, and 90% of words of more than one syllable, come from Latin.
  • The civilizations of Greece and Rome link us with the cultures of 57 nations on four continents.
  • Stephen Colbert knows Latin! You should too.

At Carleton we offer:

  • A flexible major in Classics that allows focus in either Greek or Latin, or the civilizations (history, literature, archaeology) more generally.
  • Minors in Latin, Greek or Classics.
  • Latin courses in authors of interest to students in History, Political Science, Philosophy and Literature.
  • Off-campus study programs in Rome through the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies and other organizations.
  • An intimate community of faculty and students passionate about the ancient world.

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