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Take part in the Platonic tradition

Dr. Eli Diamond says Dalhousie is one of the great centres for the study of Platonic thought, with a long history of important work.


Undergraduate program: Classics

Top 5 reasons to study program at Dalhousie:

  1. Size: We offer the second-largest Classics program in Canada, but in an intimate setting.
  2. Recognition: Tradition of internationally distinguished teachers and graduates.
  3. Social: Convivial program with active student society, Res Publica - and overall warm and friendly atmosphere.
  4. Languages: Emphasis on ability to study texts in original Greek and Latin.
  5. Platonic studies: With three full-time philosophy professors, we are known for our strength in Classical philosophy.

Career paths


Dal Classics majors have a long tradition of success in law and other prestigious and influential fields. Read about alumnus Justice Peter Bryson.

Past to present


From re-staging the Pythian Games to learning Latin, Greek or Arabic, you'll step into the lives of ancient peoples while developing the skills to shape your future.