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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.



The Afterlives of Sculptures in Ancient Greece

Date posted: March 23rd, 2015

The Julius Fund Lecture in Ancient Art will be given by Dr. Rachel Kousser, Professor of Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. The lecture will take place on Friday April 10 at 5:30pm in Clark Hall Room 309.

“Eteocles in the Hermeneutic Circle” A lecture by Professor Timothy Wutrich

Date posted: March 12th, 2015


A lecture titled “Eteocles in the Hermeneutic Circle” will be given by Professor Timothy Wutrich as part of the Faculty Work-in-Progress Series on March 16, 2015 at 4:30 pm in Clark Hall 206.

Dr. Peter E. Knox Named Eric and Jane Nord Family Professor

Date posted: February 20th, 2015

The Nord family’s enduring philanthropic support of Case Western Reserve University is evident in every corner of campus, from striking learning and research spaces to innovative programs that inspire faculty, students and the broader community.
Now, nearly two decades after the family first made a transformational gift to the humanities at Case Western Reserve, Jane Nord (GRS ’76), and the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund have endowed a professorship in the discipline that also makes permanent the role of a designated champion for the humanities across the university. […Read more]

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
  […Read more]


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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