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Department of ClassicsClassics 199 in Delphi, Greece.

The Department of Classics offers courses in Greek and Latin languages and classical literature, as well as ancient history and other aspects of classical culture and life. The department acquaints students with the cultural achievements of the classical world that have served as the basis for Western society.

The study of classical antiquity can serve as a strong base for a liberal arts education, and can be a rewarding supplement to any field, regardless of the student’s eventual career goals. A major or minor in classics can especially enrich programs in law, medicine, philosophy, religion and history.



2014 City Dionysia Winners Announced

Date posted: November 17th, 2014

The 2014 City Dionysia welcomed students from Shaker Heights and St. Edwards’ High Schools as well as CWRU students in the Atlantis club to put on productions of Euripides’ Medea. The winners of the competition are:
1st place-Shaker Heights
2nd place-St. Edwards
3rd place-Atlantis
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Dr. Mary-Kay Gamel Giving Annual City Dionysia Keynote Address

Date posted: October 29th, 2014

The annual City Dionysia keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Mary-Kay Gamel, Professor of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Theatre at University of California Santa Cruz on Friday, November 14, 4:30pm in Clark 309. Her lecture is titled, “Metamorphoses of Medea.”

Dr. Vladimir L. Marchenkov Coming to Speak at CWRU

Date posted: October 29th, 2014

Dr. Vladimir L. Marchenkov, Professor of Aesthetics and Theory at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University will be speaking on “Magic, Fable, and Opera: Monteverdi and the Quest for Immortality” at the World Literature Colloquium on Wednesday, November 5, 6:00pm – 7:30pm in Guilford 323.

World Literature Colloquium Series Begins Oct 20

Date posted: October 15th, 2014

The first World Literature Colloquium of the 2014-2015 academic year will be a lecture by Associate Professor of English, Sarah Gridley, entitled “Hic Sunt Dracones: Deep Edges in Eliade, Tolstoy, and Atwood.” It will be held on October 20 at 4:30 in Clark 206.


Spring 2015 Faculty Office Hours

Ricardo Apostol Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – 10:30am
Florin Berindeanu Wednesdays and Fridays 11am – 1pm
Kevin Dicus

Tuesdays and Fridays 10am – 11am

Wednesdays 1pm – 2pm

Paul Iversen On Leave
Peter Knox Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Jenifer Neils By Appointment Only
Rachel Sternberg Thursdays 3pm – 4pm
Timothy Wutrich Wednesdays 3:15pm – 5:15pm


Any students who would like to meet with faculty members outside of their posted office hours should email the faculty member directly to set up an appointment.

The Classics Department is offering two exciting study abroad opportunities for students in the spring of 2015. Read more about studying in Athens and Rome here.

Applications for the Fall 2015 Graduate Certificate Program in Classics at CWRU are now being accepted. For more information please visit the Graduate Certificate Program Website.



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