Scratch the surface, and you’ll find Latin at the root of how we communicate, from logic and science to medical and legal terminology and much of the English language itself. Although it’s no longer spoken as a native language, Latin is still very much alive in our culture.

Why study Latin at Sewanee?

Extinction doesn’t have to mean erasure. At Sewanee, you’ll get to explore this ancient language, the culture that built it, and how it continues to be relevant in our lives. Beyond the language itself, you’ll also study the Latin epic, love elegies, Roman satire, medieval Latin, poetry and prose from the Empire, and Roman philosophy.

A Sampling of Courses


Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Latin

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Classical Languages | Website

Requirements for the Major & Minor in Greek | Website


Daniel Stephen Holmes
Associate Professor and Chair of Classical Languages

Gailor Hall 20, Ext. 1520