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Ancient Battles Come to Life

Come experience the drama of Roman military history combined with the refinement of a Parisian salon!


Summer Classes 2015

Let Dr. Diamond and Dr. Grundke help you get that Classics fix this summer!


Interested in Classics?

Hear why students of the past and present think Classics is right for you!


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A Birthday Party for the Ages


Dr. Mitchell wins the FASS teaching award!

Our dynamic professor of Roman History and the Latin Language receives due praise!


About the Department of Classics


The Department of Classics offers a variety of classes in Greek and Roman literature, ancient and Medieval philosophy, ancient and Christian religion, and general classical culture. The Department also administers the Religious Studies and Arabic Studies programs.



Get academic advising

Be confident throughout your academic career. Meet with Dr. Emily Varto, the departmental Undergraduate Advisor, and choose the classes that are right for you.

Peloponnesian Politics


This June investigate philosophical questions about the origin of the state, the purpose of political community, the different kinds of regimes or constitutions, the common good, individual freedoms, and revolution, with Dr. Diamond in Political Thought: Homer to Aristotle

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Classes: Fall, Winter, & Summer 2014-2015


Interested in registering for a class? Get the latest information on Classics summer courses, or look at courses from the Fall and Winter of 2014-15 year including class schedules. There are some exciting new options! Don't forget to check out classes in Religious Studies and Arabic Studies, too.

Dionysius and Pseudo-Dionysius

Photo by Allie_Caulfield

The Basilica Cathedral dedicated to St Denis, Paris, France. Photo by Allie Caulfield.

Our department is home to two journals: Dionysius, which boasts a strong international profile, and Pseudo-Dionysius, run by undergraduate and graduate students at Dalhousie and the University of King's College.