Pythian Games MMXV (2015)

The Games Approach! Click here to find out more!


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!


225 & 70

A Birthday Party for the Ages


Convocation 2014

We were honoured to celebrate our four MA graduates last Tuesday when they took part in Fall Convocation


Pre-Encaenia Breakfast

A pre-Encaenia breakfast was held on May 15th in the Classics Library for the King's Classics, Religious Studies, and Arabic graduates and their families.


Pre-Graduation Lunch

A pre-Graduation lunch was held on May 20th in the Classics Library for the Dalhousie Classics, Religious Studies, and Arabic graduates and their families.


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.

Graduation 2014

Hankey and Heide

This May, the Classics Department was delighted to celebrate the largest graduating class in its 225 year history. With 3 University Medalists (in Classics, Religious Studies, and German) and 13 students graduating with first class honours, the department once again hosted a pre-Encaenia breakfast for its King's graduates, and a pre-Convocation luncheon for those graduands from Dalhousie. 

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.