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CLAS 1100/2100: Gods, Heroes, and Monsters

Fulfill your 1st year writing requirement in style.


Learn Sanskrit with us

For the first time at Dalhousie, a full year of Sanskrit will be offered.


Mortal Imitations of Divine Life

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


Dionysius 2015

This year's issue - the largest in the journal's history - is set to hit the shelves


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.

News Bulletin

convocation 2016

Our news bulletin featuring convocation 2016 [PDF] is here - click to find out more about what exciting things we have been doing in the year 2015-2016!   

Get academic advising

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

Classes: Fall & Winter 2016-2017


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.