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.
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...
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.
Posted on Wed, 07 Dec 2016
Gladiator, rebel slave leader, revolutionary: a collection of essays dissecting four seasons of STARZ Spartacus
Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016
Professor Serena Witzke’s Greek and Roman comedy class performed "A TOTAL SKIT SHOW” at Altgeld Hall to an audience of more than 90 people. The performances included skits from Aristophanes, Menander, and Plautus adapted to the 21st century! Here is the program and pictures.
4/9/2017 | 3:00 pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
4/14/2017 | 2:00 pm
4080A FLB Conference Room
4/21/2017 | 2:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB
4/28/2017 | 2:00 pm