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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Prof. Clara Bosak-Schroeder ("Sustainability in Fiction") featured in the Daily Illini

Posted on Wed, 01 Nov 2017

Grand Challenge 128 course of Prof. Clara Bosak-Schroeder ("Sustainability in Fiction") was featured in the Daily Illini .

Great learning experience according to the students!

Professor Ariana Traill named Lynn M. Martin Professional Scholar in LAS

Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2017

Professor Ariana Traill has been named the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar in LAS for three years beginning in January 2018 for her outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

BAT Classics alumnus James Stark (2015) receives the Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year (MMXVII) award

Posted on Wed, 18 Oct 2017

BAT Classics alumnus James Stark (2015) receives the Illinois Latin Teacher of the Year (MMXVII) award from the Illinois Classical Conference on October 7, 2017 for his amazing transformation of the Latin program and his students at Collinsville High School, IL. James was also recently featured in the local news .