Classics

Acropolis of Athens

Classical Studies explores the whole of the Greek and Roman past, its languages and literature, history, art and ideas. The civilizations that flourished in Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age to the fourth century AD have profoundly influenced the way we think about the world in Canada today, from our political systems to our language, literature, law, politics, art and architecture. The rediscovery of the classics in sixteenth century Europe led to a "Renaissance," or rebirth, of artistic and cultural creativity. Their influence is no less pervasive today.

A minor in Classics is now available. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact the Department for details.

The Department also offers a major in Classical and Medieval Studies.