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Studying Ancient Languages

Reading ancient literature in its original language will give you a deeper understanding of influential ancient texts, and basic insights into the structure of modern languages. Demonstrated proficiency in an ancient language can fulfill W&M’s foreign language proficiency. We offer courses in 

You can also major in Classical Studies with a concentration in Greek or Latin.

For those of you just getting started in your exploration of ancient language, we offer introductory courses (numbered 101-102). If you had experience with an ancient language before coming to W&M, please review the placement information for your language. Proper placement is vital for your success in any language class or make sure that your experience fulfills W&M’s foreign language proficiency requirement.