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Minor in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies

What is an ancient Greek and Roman studies minor?

Ancient Greek and Roman studies refers to those disciplines which study the culture, civilization and heritage of Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age (3000-1000 B.C.) to the fifth century A.D., and those parts of the Mediterranean basin, Europe, Africa and Asia where these ancient civilizations either originated or spread. Study in this area includes disciplines that critically engage ideas and themes that originated in the classical world and profoundly influenced later thinkers and institutions.

Why pursue ancient Greek and Roman studies at Furman?

As a private liberal arts and sciences university, Furman provides an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary studies, allowing students to find connections between multiple areas of interest. The ancient Greek and Roman studies minor includes course options from several different academic disciplines. Small class sizes give students increased access to professors who are among the best in their fields. Our focus on engaged learning leverages Furman’s strong undergraduate research, internship and study away opportunities. Plan a visit to our beautiful campus or request information to learn more.

How will you learn?

A minor in ancient Greek and Roman studies focuses on the ancient Mediterranean world – literature, business, art, science, history, medicine, rhetoric, economics, politics, law and more. As an elective complement to a major course of study, it helps students address humanity’s important questions through the lens of the ancient world.

Careers for ancient Greek and Roman studies minors

Pursuing a minor in ancient Greek and Roman Studies can help you access various careers, including:

  • Cultural heritage and tourism manager
  • Graduate student in classics, theology and archaeology
  • Nonprofit manager
  • Museum director
  • Cultural heritage administrator
  • Public and governmental agency worker

Ancient Greek and Roman studies courses: What will you study?

Sample courses include:



Rhetoric in the Ancient World


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What our students say

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“The ancient Greek and roman studies minor has provided the perfect confluence of my interests in ancient languages, classical philosophy and early Christian history. Through my classes in the minor I have been able to make the fullest use of my liberal arts education by studying the integral connection between language and thought, between ideas and history.” – Abigail Smith ’22

Our faculty

Your academic advisor will help you explore your passions, define your interests and achieve your goals. You’ll tap into a widespread network of community and alumni mentors to help you on your individual educational path – and to the opportunities at the end of it. Furman’s ancient Greek and Roman studies faculty represent decades of study and expertise. Take your first steps by contacting admissions or reading more about how to apply.

  • Chiara Palladino

    Assistant Professor, Classics

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    Chiara Palladino

    Assistant Professor, Classics

    Phone Number: 8642942039

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  • FAQ

    How do I declare a minor?

    Like declaring a major, students meet with the minor chair to work out the details.

    How many minors can I declare?

    There is no limit to the number of minors a student can declare.

    Why should I take on a minor?

    A minor program can be an excellent way to explore further interests, gain additional skills to attract future employers, and discover connections between different subjects you’re passionate about. Many students find that taking on a minor makes for a more well-rounded and complete educational experience.

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