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.
- Apr. 1, 2019
Congratulations to Stavros Stavroulias! Stavros will be Valedictorian for the Faculty of Arts convocation this coming spring. This is a well deserved accolade for our Medieval Studies & Speech Communication double major. Stavros, as you all know, is involved in a myriad of clubs, activities, and studies. To name but a few roles Stavros has taken on: Consul of the Classical & Medieval Students Society, student representative on the Arts Endowment Fund, VP Academic representative for the Arts Student Union, pop up art show participant, and the list goes on.
- Apr. 1, 2019
Congratulations to our own Professor Sheila Ager! Sheila will become the Dean of Arts on July 2019. She has long carried out important service roles at the University of Waterloo. Among these roles are the following: Chair of Classical Studies, Interim Chair of Fine Arts, member of Senate, member of the Board of Governors, Associate Dean, Arts, and the Director of the Academic Leadership Program. And these are just highlights! In addition to being a superb administrator, she is recognized as one of our Department's strongest teachers and mentors.
- Oct. 30, 2018
Congratulations to all those honoured at the Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering!
The gathering began shortly after Sheila Ager's lecture, "Eve, Pandora, Cleopatra: Scapegoating women in Myth and History". Following the lecture, the annual prizes for Classical Studies students were awarded.
The winners of prizes and scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students were: