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. May 31, 2021Congratulations to our own Dr. Vester for winning the The Elaine Fantham Award in Public Engagement

    Congratulations to Dr. Christina Vester and Dr. Pauline Ripat (University of Winnipeg in winning the The Elaine Fantham Award in Public Engagement.  The Award is given out by the CAC to individuals with exceptional projects, performances, or events that address communities outside the academy and that engage those communities with the ancient world, its reception, and/or individual research into these fields.

  2. May 10, 2021New Hire - Definite Term Lecturer

    Definite-Term Lecturer in Classical Studies

    The Department of Classical Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking a Definite-Term Lecturer for a two-year contract with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2021.

  3. Mar. 22, 2021Job Posting: Definite Term Lecturers, Arts First

    Definite Term Lecturers, Arts First


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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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