Department of Classical Studies
Classical Studies offers you the opportunity to explore and enjoy the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome. Whether your interests lie in the people themselves, or in their art, their literature, their history, as long as you want to learn more about the great classical forerunners of western culture, our Department has much to offer you. Here you will find some of the most interesting, unusual, and significant course material for an understanding of the ancient Mediterranean world as a parent of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern western world, presented to you in a variety of class types and teaching techniques.
- Oct. 11, 2017
Interested in seeing sites you’ve only heard about or dreamed of seeing? Join us as we explore the many places, stories, heroes, legends of Southern Italy and Sicily! This Spring Semester (2018) the Departments of Anthropology and Classical Studies will be conducting a study trip abroad to Italy with a focus on the sites and history of Southern Italy and Sicily (Magna Graecia).
- Sep. 8, 2017
University of Waterloo’s own Dr. David Porreca in collaboration with Dr. Frank Klaassen (University of Saskatchewan) are proud to present a new exhibit on the magical intersections between the medieval and modern worlds.
- June 7, 2017
Classical Studies is delighted to share the news that Professor Ron Kroeker is one of the 2017 Arts Faculty’s Excellence in Teaching Award Winners! Ron has taught for us for ten years, across a wide array of classes, large and small, Greek and Latin, history, literature, and religion. His CLAS 104 is the largest single-section class on campus, and every year Ron introduces hundreds of students from across the University to the delights of classical mythology.
- Nov. 3, 2017
University of Waterloo's Classical Studies Department would like to cordially invite you to attend this year's Wine and Cheese event to be hosted at the University Club on Friday, November 3rd at 6pm.