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Program Details

Greek and Roman Studies (Classics) provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the ancient  roots of civilization, and to observe the impact that the ancient world had on later eras. The program examines the literature, language, history, philosophy, mythology, religion, social and economic life, technology, art, architecture and archaeology of the ancient world, framed by the impact on the Mediterranean basin of the city-states of Greece and the Roman Republic and Empire. You will have the opportunity to learn the ancient Greek and Latin languages, to study ancient literature in the original languages or in translation, and to benefit from the expertise of Carleton scholars who have a rich variety of interests and areas of specialty.

The program is intrinsically interdisciplinary: the study of Classics provides a well-rounded education, producing graduates who can reason, argue, and communicate—essential skills for any field.

Honours, Combined Honours and General programs are offered. A minor in Greek and Roman Studies and a minor in Archaeology are also available.

What students are saying about Greek and Roman Studies


By studying both History and Greek and Roman Studies, I am able to better understand the lives of those who lived before me. I was even able to complete a month of field work in Macedonia during the summer, which gave me a chance to (literally) get my hands dirty and do archaeology while getting more in touch with the topics that I had read about in class.
Jonathan Ouellet, third-year student in History and Greek and Roman Studies