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Winter Classes 2016

Learn to navigate the ancient world in one of our exciting classes this fall!


Mortal Imitations of Divine Life

Dr. Diamond's highly anticipated commentary on Aristotle's De Anima is now available!


Encaenia 2015

Before King's Encaenia this year we once again held a reception in the department to honour this year's graduates


The Rise of Rome

This winter, take part in the founding of one of history's greatest empires!


Dalhousie Classics Department to Host ACA conference 2015

The Atlantic Classical Association's brightest minds are coming to Halifax this October


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.

Classics Newsletter


The Fall Newsletter [PFD] is here - find out about how exciting the 2014-2015 year was in our Department!

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.

CLAS 2026: Paganism


"Pagan" originated as a derogatory Christian designation for ignorant conservative rustics who kept to the pre-Christian religions. We shall look at those religions in their origins, nature, and development in antiquity, their continuations in the Middle Ages and modernity, and their persistence and revival in the contemporary world.

You can also click here to find all of our course offerings for the 2015-2016 academic year!

Classes: Fall & Winter 2015-2016


Interested in registering for a class? Get the latest information about our courses this the Fall and Winter 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.