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Department of Classics

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.

 

News

The Classics Department 2014 Award Winners

Date posted: April 7th, 2014

The Classics Department is proud to announce the 2014 winners of the Abraham Fuller Prizes, The Emma Maud Perkins Prize, and the Greek/Latin Love Poetry Contest. Abraham Fuller Prize for achievement in Greek and Latin translation: Humzah Quereshy – Intermediate Greek 1st Place Dennis Lindblad – Intermediate Greek 2nd Place Humzah Quereshy – Intermediate Latin […]

Dr. Sandra Blakely Visiting Presentation on the Cult of Samothrace

Date posted: April 3rd, 2014

Dr. Sandra Blakely will be giving a lecture on her current project entitled, “Seafaring and the Sacred: GIS, Network Models and the Cult of the Great Gods of Samothrace” in Mather House 100 on Wednesday, April 16 at 4:00pm. Abstract of the project: The mystery cult of the great gods of Samothrace is distinct among ancient […]

Classics Outing 2014

Date posted: April 1st, 2014

The Annual Classics Outing will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 8pm. It is a party open to all students, classicists and closet classicists. Come enjoy some food, drink and entertainment on the 4th floor of Mather House.

World Literature Colloquium Series: Open Forum

Date posted: March 6th, 2014

The World Literature Colloquium Series will continue April 2 from 4:15 – 5:15pm with an open forum, “Return to the River: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Rivers in World Literature.”

Highlights

Congratulations to Classics major, Miranda Culley, for being elected to Phi Beta Kappa by the Alpha of Ohio chapter at Case Western Reserve University!!

Classics Outing 2014 – April 5 at 8pm, Mather House 4th floor

New poems from Greek poetess Sappho have been discovered! Check out the article from the Greek Reporter here.

The Department of Classics is proud to introduce a Graduate Certificate Program — Or Post-Bac Program — to the CWRU offerings! For more information and to apply, click here.

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