Classics is not a way of looking at the past, it’s a way of truly understanding the present. In the Furman Classics department, students study every aspect of the ancient Mediterranean world — literature, business, art, science, history, medicine, rhetoric, economics, politics, law, and more — because humanity’s important questions are bigger than the present moment and require a longer and broader perspective.
Classics courses are engineered to give students (1) a deep respect for the power of language, (2) an appreciation of cultural difference, (3) a cutting-edge skill set for analyzing difficult data, and (4) the self-reflection to know what matters in life and in a career.
The ancient world is your laboratory.
Your coursework, your research, and your travel: you make them what you want them to be.
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