In “A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law" (1765), John Adams advises us to “read the histories of ancient ages; contemplate the great examples of Greece and Rome.” Just as the Founding Fathers drew on the classics to establish our great nation, Hillsdale offers the study of ancient Latin and Greek civilizations to give you a vital tool for understanding our evolving world. This program provides a comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of classical cultures and languages, and how they have influenced modern political science, religion, philosophy, and literature. Classics is offered as both a major and minor.
"My personal philosophy of education is a simple combination of rigorous mental exercise and love."
Eric Hutchinson, Classics
Audax omnia perpeti gens humana ruit per vetitum nefas
David Jones, Classics
Literature of the Roman RepublicRead More about "Literature of the Roman Republic"
Selections from Plautus, Terence, Lucretius, Caesar, Cicero, and Sallust.Read More about "Literature of the Roman Republic"
Introduction to Homeric GreekRead More about "Introduction to Homeric Greek"
This class will study the meter, dialect, and genre of Homer’s epic, with attention to critical approaches to the lliad as a whole.Read More about "Introduction to Homeric Greek"
Eta Sigma Phi
Eta Sigma Phi is the national honorary collegiate society for students of Latin and Greek.