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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.



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.

Registration for the Ohio Classical Conference at CWRU

Date posted: October 15th, 2014

The Annual Meeting of the Ohio Classical Conference will be held in conjunction with the City Dionysia on November 14-15, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The registration form is now available for download.  Please click this link to access the registration form and additional information regarding the meeting. [...Read more]

Ilisus of Ohio: Exploring the Grecian Ruins of the 1837 Alfred Kelley House

Date posted: September 29th, 2014

The Ohio-Lake Erie Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts is having an event on October 18 at 10:30am titled, Ilisus of Ohio: Exploring the Grecian Ruins of the 1837 Alfred Kelley House. The event will be held at the Visitor’s Center, Hale Farm and Village, 2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath, OH 44210.

Professor Kevin Dicus Talks About Recent Digs in Pompeii

Date posted: September 9th, 2014

Kevin Dicus, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, talks to the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities about his current excavations in Pompeii and the artifacts that have been found there. The full video is posted here.


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.

The New Yorker pays tribute to Cambridge Classicist, Mary Beard, in “The Troll Slayer.”

Ancient Tomb Discovered by Archaeologists in Greece. Read the full story here.

Graduate Students are encouraged to apply to the 2015 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program. Applications are due 12/1/2014.



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