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. 
The Department of Classical Studies strongly supports the Faculty of Arts' Commitment to Doing Better.  
  1. Mar. 22, 2021Job Posting: Definite Term Lecturers, Arts First

    Definite Term Lecturers, Arts First


  2. Jan. 27, 2021Volume 5 of Tiresias is out!

    Read the latest copy of Tiresias, our student journal, Volume 5.  Also, go to Volume 4 for the past journal.  If you need more information about how to be part of this, please contact me.  

  3. June 23, 2020Mac Lewis Memorial Award in Classics

    In tribute to Mac Lewis, who passed away in March 2020, the Department of Classical Studies at the University of Waterloo is honoured to create the Mac Lewis Memorial Award in Classics, in collaboration with his family and friends.

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Meet our people

Craig Hardiman

Craig Hardiman

Associate Professor/Director of Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies


PhD, Ohio State University
MA, University of Western Ontario
BA, Concordia University
BComm, Concordia University

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