The field of classics has as its goal a complete understanding of all facets of
ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. As a result, it is not a single discipline,
but rather the union of all those disciplines which advance our knowledge of these
ancient cultures. In the Randolph-Macon classics degree program, archaeology, art
history, anthropology, and history all contribute to classical study. Political
science, military science, sociology, economics, religion, and technology all have
classical origins and, therefore, are concerns of the classicist.
Many of the concerns, ideals, and thought patterns that have marked western culture
received their first expression in Greek and Latin literature. Using all the tools
at their disposal, classicists try to appreciate ancient writings both in their
original contexts and as parts of our larger cultural heritage.
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