Classics Department | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • The Department of Classics stands not only in the tradition of German philology, but also in the tradition of the medieval grammarians. These grammarians transmitted both the languages, and the literatures of the ancient world to their own world of barbarization and restoration, and in so doing, created a Christian liberal arts and a Christian humanism, and were responsible for the renascences of learning that marked the periods of the medieval world. We believe that Christian humanism, based on Classical learning, as practiced at this university, has the same fructifying role to play in today's world of secular barbarism as it had to play in the centuries of western European collapse and restoration after the fall of the Roman Empire.

  • The Core Curriculum

    This Core Curriculum "reflects our ongoing commitment to academic excellence and the integration of faith and reason. Based on the Western intellectual tradition, our Franciscan educational heritage, and the Catholic mission of Franciscan University, the new core purposefully exposes our students to more of the fundamental knowledge and critical authors they need to become well-educated Catholics" —Father Terence Henry, TOR, chancellor of Franciscan University of Steubenville

    More About Our Core Curriculum
  • Dr. Richard Smith - Augustine on his Youth

    Classics - Richard Smith
  • Dr. Almeida - Biblical Languages Institute

    Classics - Biblical Languages Institute - Almeida
  • Dr. Almeida - A Reply to "Aristotle and Evil"

    Classics - Aristotle and Evil - Almeida
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