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.

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Dissecting Four Seasons of STARZ Spartacus

Posted on Wed, 07 Dec 2016

Gladiator, rebel slave leader, revolutionary: a collection of essays dissecting four seasons of STARZ Spartacus

A Total Skit Show

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.

Brian Walters talks about Nero's wife, Poppaea

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016

Brian Walters talks about Nero's wife, Poppaea, before the performance of Monteverdi's homonymous opera at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.


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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