Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies
Department of Classical Studies
Modern Languages, room 224
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario Canada
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32377
Hellenism, defined as the "adoption or limitation of (elements of) the ancient Greek language, culture, philosophy, etc." (OED) is central to Roman civilization throughout long periods of its history. Yet the matter of what scholars do when they compare different types of Roman Hellenism, and the practical and conceptual issues that such acts of comparison presuppose and raise, have never received a focused study of their own. These pertain to processes of acculturation at Rome, how the Romans' created meaning and identity, the ways in which various art forms expressed cultural values, an
The Peripatetic Critolaus of Phaselis (c. 200-c. 118 BCE) travelled from Athens to Rome in 155 BCE with the Academic Skeptic Carneades and the Stoic Diogenes of Babylon.
The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies and the Parochial Polis Research Network at McGill University will jointly host a conference on “Localism in the Hellenistic World” in April 2018. The Hellenistic period is generally seen as a time of expanded horizons and shifting frontiers, with a diffusion of Greek culture throughout the Mediterranean and the Near East unprecedented in any previous era.
The Department of Classical Studies and the Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies present a lecture by Professor Phil Harland (York Univeristy), "Climbing the Ethnic Ladder: Ethnic Hierarches in Philo, Paul and Josephus" on Monday February 6th from 4-5:30 in HH 139. Please see poster for more information.
The Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies is pleased to present a research workshop on the subject of “Hellenistic Queens”. This workshop is intended to allow participants to present and discuss work in progress on a variety of topics relating to female royalty in the Hellenistic period: their titles, their public image, and the question of queenly political power. The workshop is held in STC (Science and Technology Complex) 2002 from 9:15-4:30.
Few individuals from history have captured the imagination quite like Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.). He is most famous for his vast military success. He is so monumental a figure, however, that he also had a large impact on the development of every aspect of Ancient Greek Culture. Dr. Waldemar Heckel from the University of Calgary will be delivering a lecture titled The Alexander Sarcophagus from Sidon: no open-and-shut case.
The Classical Studies Department's Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering will be held on Friday, October 10 at the University Club. It will take place at 5:30pm, following a lecture from Dr. Victoria Wohl (University of Toronto) from 4:00-5:30.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30.
The Classical Association of Canada, University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University are proud to present a lecture by Dr. Victoria Wohl from the University of Toronto. The lecture is titled Affective Leadership: Political Judgement and the Emotions in Classical Athens. It will be held on Friday, October 10 from 4:00-5:30 in AL 105.
The Classical Studies Department's Annual Wine and Cheese Gathering will be held following the lecture.
Few individuals from history have captured the imagination quite like Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.). He is most famous for his vast military success. He is so monumental a figure, however, that he also had a large impact on the development of every aspect of Ancient Greek Culture, including Ancient Greek art. Prof. Olga Palagia, Professor of Classical Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University in Athens, will discuss this fascinating topic.