Department of Classical Studies

You do not have to be fluent in Ancient Greek or Latin in order to fully 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 our modern way of life, 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.
                      

 

Related Links

Medieval Studies

Study Abroad

Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies

Labyrinth

Meet our people

Christina Vester
Associate Professor | Undergraduate Advisor, Classical Studies

Education

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