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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Classics Summer Youth Camp (Ages 9-12) Registration Open

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018

Classics Summer Youth Camps (Ages 9-12) Registration Open. Space is limited so register now.

Professor Jon Solomon to present "Hercules in Film" at National Hellenic Museum on February 18 from 2-4pm

Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018

Professor Jon Solomon is presenting a talk on “Hercules in Film” at the National Hellenic Museum on Sunday, February 18, 2018, at 2 pm. 

U of I Athletic Director, Josh Whitman, visits Classical Mythology (CLCV 115)

Posted on Tue, 13 Feb 2018

U of I Athletic Director, Josh Whitman, visits CLCV 115 Classical Mythology to share his memories of taking the class as a freshman in 1997 with Professor R. Scanlan and what it meant for him!

Classics Undergrad, Sneha Adusumilli, receives SCS Minority Scholarship

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2018

Classics undergraduate Sneha Adusumilli (BA May 2018) was awarded the prestigious Society for Classical Studies Minority Scholarship to study abroad this summer in Italy at an archaeological dig.

Professor Angeliki Tzanetou awarded Arnold O. Beckman Award

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2018

Professor Angeliki Tzanetou has been awarded the Arnold O. Beckman Award in Humanities Teaching Release Time for AY 2018-2019.


Katharina Volk, Columbia University

3/30/2018 | 2:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 FLB, 707 South Mathews Avenue

Adam Rabinowitz, University of Texas

4/22/2018 | 3:00 pm

Spurlock Museum, Knight Auditorium

Amy Pistone, University of Notre Dame

4/27/2018 | 2:00 pm

Lucy Ellis Lounge, 2090 FLB, 707 South Mathews Avenue

Classical Receptions Workshop

5/18/2018 - 5/20/2018| All Day


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