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.
- Nov. 9, 2017
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...
- Oct. 23, 2017
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.
- Oct. 11, 2017
Interested in seeing sites you’ve only heard about or dreamed of seeing? Join us as we explore the many places, stories, heroes, legends of Southern Italy and Sicily! This Spring Semester (2018) the Departments of Anthropology and Classical Studies will be conducting a study trip abroad to Italy with a focus on the sites and history of Southern Italy and Sicily (Magna Graecia).
- June 25 to 26, 2018
This conference explores the relationship between poetry and scripture in the Latin, Greek, Syriac, and Hebrew poetic traditions of Late Antiquity (c. 300-700 CE), with a focus upon the reception of Genesis. Participants aim to further interdisciplinary dialogue, in order to understand better the numerous links and interactions between Hebrew, Syriac, Greek, and Latin literature of the period.