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.
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]
Date posted: April 23rd, 2015
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!
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]
|Ricardo Apostol||Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am – 10:30am|
|Florin Berindeanu||Wednesdays and Fridays 11am – 1pm|
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.