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Classical studies examines the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean, particularly the ancient Greeks and Romans. Studying the ancient Greek and Latin languages allows students to engage in, and understand, the great writings and material artifacts that are our greatest legacy from the ancient world. This program looks into various aspects of the ancient world, including ancient Greek and Latin languages, ancient literature, drama, mythology, religion, history, sport, philosophy and gender issues.
• Students are able to understand the vocabulary, structure and development of many modern languages, including Canada’s two official languages
• Qualified students may participate in summer programs throughout North America and archaeological excavations around the Mediterranean
• The program develops the ability to think critically and improves language and communication skills
• Our program covers a period of over 4,000 years in ancient history, literature, archaeology and civilizations
• “Computer” and “digital” are words derived from Latin, the language of the Romans. Among the languages still spoken Greek is the oldest followed by Chinese.
• The Iliad and the Odyssey are two poems which circulated for 400 years without being written down.
• The first atomic theory was created 2400 years ago.
• The words "ecology" and "economy" both come from the same Greek root meaning “household”.
• Lucian of Samosata is one of the first writers to describe a trip to the moon 1800 years before Jules Verne.
Based on Grade 12 4U/M courses:
• 1 English
• 5 other courses
• Minimum average of 70%
Archaeology, civil service, graduate studies, journalism, law, library and museum work, public relations, research, teaching…
Credit transfer opportunities are available from other recognized postsecondary institutions and are typically evaluated on an individual basis. Some fast-tracking opportunities also exist.