The Roman Capital Alphabet that we still use in printing is the longest-lasting survivor of Roman Classical culture. Here we see it in 18th c ceramic tiles on a chimneymantel in the Villa Cimbrone at Ravello, Italy. The text, Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto comes from a situation comedy by the African Roman poet Terence. In the opening scene, the lead character tells his neighbor, "I'm a human being so everything that's human is in my field, I reckon."
According to legend, the twin orphan babies, Romulus and Remus, who later founded Rome, were fed in the wilderness by the banks of the Tiber River by a she-wolf. This bronze figure of the wolf and the twins is a treasure of the Capitoline Museum in Rome.
Our Latin major makes for excellent intellectual training in its own right. But it also offers preparation for further study leading to careers in teaching, scholarship, indeed, in a variety of fields and specializations.
Last Updated: 3/29/11