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The DEPARTMENT is a friendly and supportive intellectual community which gives students a rigorous training in the languages, literatures, and cultures of Ancient Greece and Rome. Our faculty are passionate teachers and highly active researchers, with clusters of specialization in these areas: gender and sexuality; Greek and Roman drama; Latin poetry of the imperial period; Greek and Latin historiography and ethnography; animal studies; reception. Close interaction between faculty and students, individual attention, and the unmatched resources of the Classics Library and the collections of ancient art and other objects from classical antiquity in the museums on campus provide unique advantages for the pursuit of classical studies.

 

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News

Antony Augoustakis Awarded Ovatio by Classical Association of the Middle West and South

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017

Antony Augoustakis was awarded an Ovatio, an honorary citation written in Latin, at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Kitchener, Ontario, on April 7, 2017. Each year since 1950 the Classical Association of the Middle West and South has awarded Ovationes to members for their outstanding service to the organization and the Classics profession in general. CAMWS orator, Professor James May of St. Olaf College.

 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Lecturer-Classics (F1700029)

Posted on Mon, 10 Apr 2017

The Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time 9-month, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Lecturer in the area of Classics and Classical Reception, with a start date of August 16, 2017. To apply...

Classics alumna, Whitney McComas, celebrated the Ides of March yesterday with her Latin students, costumes and all.

Posted on Thu, 16 Mar 2017

Classics alumna, Whitney McComas, celebrated the Ides of March yesterday with her Latin students, costumes and all. See full article in The News-Gazette...

Classics Teen Camp (Ages 14-17)

Posted on Mon, 13 Mar 2017

"Word Power From Latin and Greek" is for teens who want a competitive edge in school and on standardized tests while learning about ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. Afternoons (1:00-5:00pm) June 12-16, 2017. More information.

Classics Youth Camps (Ages 9-12)

Posted on Mon, 13 Mar 2017

"Meet the Greeks" summer camp introduces kids to ancient Greek Civilization. Afternoons (1:00-5:00 pm) June 5-9 and 12-16, 2017. "Meet the Romans" summer camp introduces kids to ancient Roman Civilization. Mornings (8:30 am - 12:30 pm) June 5-9 and 12-16, 2017. More information.

Events

Professor David Herzfeld (Harvard University)

9/28/2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Illini Center Conference Room, 200 South Wacker Drive, UIC

Richard Saller, Stanford University (MILLERCOM Lecture)

10/5/2017 | 4:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

Illinois Classical Conference

10/6/2017 - 10/8/2017| All Day

Lucy Ellis Lounge (FLB 1080) and Spurlock Museum

John Senseney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10/7/2017 | 3:00 pm

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum

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