Classical Studies is the natural companion to Latin. In classical studies, students study Greek mythology and Greek and Roman history and literature every year, gradually deepening their knowledge and understanding. This long grounding prepares students to read the classics of Greek, Roman, and English literature, and to study and understand the modern world.
Why spend so much time on the Greeks and Romans? Why not put this time and effort into American history and literature instead? It may seem only reasonable that the history of one’s own nation should be the focus of the curriculum, but, surprisingly, that is not the case.
The classical civilization of Greece and Rome is the perfect civilization for the student to study. It has been thoroughly studied by many generations, and the lessons have been learned. And we know the end of the story, and therefore, we can see consequences and draw conclusions.