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.

 
Even if you do not intend to major in Classical Studies, we welcome you in any of our courses. No matter how many or how few courses you decide to take, we will endeavour to make the classical past alive and significant for you.
 
The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are living and working on the traditional territory of ‎ the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
 
 
  1. Oct. 23, 2017Book Launch - Themes in Greek Society and Culture

    Come join the Classical Studies department at the launch of Themes in Greek Society and Culture, a book by UWaterloo's very own Dr. Christina Vester and Brock University's Allison Glazebrook.

  2. Oct. 11, 2017Study Abroad in Sicily with CLAS 390/695 (Spring 2018)

    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).

  3. Sep. 8, 2017New Exhibit Explores Ancient and Modern MagicMagic Article

    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.

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  1. Nov. 3, 2017Wine and Cheese 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.

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Meet our people

Christina Vester

Christina Vester

Associate Professor

Education

PhD, University of Washington
MA, University of Calgary
BA, University of Calgary

Contact

cmvester@uwaterloo.ca
(519) 888-4567 x 32855
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