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.
  1. Sep. 17, 2018Dr. Moloney putting his archaelogical training to work. Congratulations.

  2. Nov. 9, 2017Congratulations 2017 Award Winners!

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

    The winners of prizes and scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students were...

  3. Oct. 23, 2017Book Launch - Themes in Greek Society and Culture

    Come join the Classical Studies department at the launch of Themes in Greek Society and Culture, a book by UWaterloo's very own Dr. Christina Vester and Brock University's Allison Glazebrook.

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  1. Oct. 19, 2018A Lecture by Professor Sheila Ager

    The Department of Classical Studies is pleased to present a lecture by Professor Sheila Ager on, "Eve. Pandora, Cleopatra: Scapegoating Women in Myth and History on Friday October 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm in AL 105.  Lecture is free and all are welcome.  Please see poster .  

  2. Oct. 19, 2018Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering

    You are cordially invited to attend UW Classical Studies Department's Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering which is being held on Friday October 19th at 6:00 pm at the University Club.  

  3. Oct. 23, 2018A lecture by Professor Claude Eilers

    The Department of Classical Studies is proud to present a lecture by Professor Claude Eilers, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. The title of the lecture is  "Anti-Jewish Sentiment in Rome and the Provinces" and it will be held on Tuesday October 23 from 10:00-11:20 in AL 209.  

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Meet our people

Maria Liston

Associate Professor


Ph. D., University of Tennessee
MA, Indiana University
BA in Anthropology, University of Tennessee
BA in Classics, King College in Bristol, Tennessee