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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.



Summer Hours for Department Office

Date posted: May 14th, 2015

The Department Office will be open during June and July at the hours listed below:
Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday, 8:30am – 3:00pm
*Closed M-F 12:30pm – 1:00pm for lunch […Read more]

Vergil Week Continuous Reading Happening All Day, April 23

Date posted: April 23rd, 2015

Listen to and join in the virtual reading by following the link below! […Read more]

Classics Department 2015 Award Recipients

Date posted: April 14th, 2015

The Department of Classics would like to congratulate the following majors, minors and graduate students for receiving the 2015 departmental awards!

Alexander’s Lieutenant:The Secret Behind the Conqueror’s Success

Date posted: April 7th, 2015

Friday, April 10, 4pm in Mather House 100
Alexander the Great’s character and exploits have captured imaginations for thousands of years, and his reputation all but blinds the sun. David Grzybowski, a graduate student in Classics and World Literature, will present research on Parmenio, Alexander’s chief general and argue that much of Alexander’s military success can in fact be attributed to the brilliance of his lieutenant rather than to his own.
David Grzybowski is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in World Literature and a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Latin and Greek. […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.

Nicholas Kristof defends the study of humanities in his New York Times article, “Starving for Wisdom.

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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