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.
  1. Nov. 27, 2015Epigraphy Workshop

    Epigraphy workshop held on November 16, 2015 by Professor Ager.  Materials are as follows:




  2. Nov. 30, 2014Call for Papers: CIG Graduate Student Conference

    The deadline for proposals for the 2015 Biannual Graduate Student Conference of the Canadian Institute in Greece, which will be held February 6-7, 2015 at the University of Windsor, is November 30, 2014.

  3. Oct. 10, 2014Congratulations 2014 Award Winners!

    Congratulations to all those honoured at the Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering!

    The gathering began with an excellent lecture from Dr. Victoria Wohl from the University of Toronto. Following the lecture, the annual awards for Classical Studies students were awarded.

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Meet our people

Christina Vester
Associate Professor | Associate Chair, Graduate and Undergraduate Studies


Ph.D., University of Washinton
Dissertation: Polis and Reproduction: the Role of the Mother in Euripides and Menander
MA, University of Calgary
BA, University of Calgary