THE DEPARTMENT is widely known for offering students an academically rigorous program in the primary Classical languages, as well as extensive experience in the teaching of the languages and cultures of Greece and Rome. Our faculty are wide-ranging in their areas of expertise, with particular strengths in the fields of Greek and Roman drama, women and gender studies, late antiquity and the reception of the Classical world. We provide encouragement, guidance and material support for students to pursue original research, attend conferences, deliver papers and prepare their work for publication. Currently, all graduate students in residence are supported financially with tuition waivers and either fellowships or teaching assistantships.

The University of Illinois Department of the Classics endorses the following message from our major professional organization, the Society for Classical Studies. This statement was released in response to recent renewed efforts to appropriate the legacies of ancient Greece and Rome in the service of racist ideologies. Because we recognize that these are difficult issues and the study of the past is by no means a simple task, we invite members of the public and the university community to think of us as a resource. We welcome dialogue concerning the ancient Mediterranean world and stand ready to facilitate inquiry into the classical tradition. public-statement-scs-board-directors

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Classics Undergraduate Travel Award

Spring 2017 Undergraduate Course List

Please welcome new faculty Katharine Kreindler (Ph.D. Stanford) and Serena Witzke (Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill).

View the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent given to the Classics Faculty

View the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent given to the Graduate Teaching Assistants

Assistant Professor Harriet Fertik (University of New Hampshire)

2/24/2017 | 2:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB

Professor Mark Payne (University of Chicago)

3/3/2017 | 2:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB

Assistant Professor Mathias Hanses ( Pennsylvania State University)

3/10/2017 | 2:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB

Professor Alain Gowing (University of Washington)

4/14/2017 | 2:00 pm

4080A FLB Conference Room

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