All students are required to study classical Latin for one year; Ignatian and Sheehan Scholars will take a second year of Latin. All students showing proficiency and a desire to pursue Latin studies may continue their studies. The Latin program approaches the language through analysis of grammar, linguistics, and Roman culture and civilization in general. The grammatical deconstruction of Latin and the inevitable gains in knowledge of English grammar are vital to the program, as is the ability to translate and comprehend texts accurately. For those students demonstrating mastery of and interest in Latin, Ancient Greek is offered as an honors-level elective for seniors. The Greek course is designed to develop reading skills and cultural literacy.

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Mr. David Burokas, ’
Mr. Patrick McGovern, ’
Mr. Matthew Scannapieco

Department Chair phone: 201-547-2335