The study of classical languages ties together many strands of the Academy’s liberal arts curriculum. There is no better way to appreciate a culture than to learn its language; therefore students at the Academy come into contact with the ancients more intimately by learning ancient Greek or Latin. Courses focus on syntax and translation skills, so that students are able to read, in the original language, the texts upon which the Academy’s curriculum is based. Furthermore, the study of a classical language fosters an appreciation of detail.