The study of classical languages ties together many strands of BUA’s liberal arts curriculum. There is no better way to appreciate a culture than to learn its language; therefore, students at Boston University 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 BUA’s core humanities curriculum is based. Furthermore, the study of a classical language fosters an appreciation for detail and an eye for beauty in language and literature.