The study of classics at Middlebury provides you both with intellectual skills that are useful in any career, and with the experience of ideas that will enrich your thinking about life and the world around you.

The field of classics covers the languages, literatures, art, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome.  The Classics Department and Classical Studies Program offer courses in ancient languages (Latin and Greek) and a broad range of topics in classical civilization (ancient history, art, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, and religion) for which knowledge of the ancient languages is not necessary. All courses are open to majors and non-majors alike, and many of our students start their language study at Middlebury.