The Department of Classical Studies at Western University offers both undergraduate and graduate students a supportive and stimulating research intensive environment in which to explore ancient Greek and Roman culture. Students develop their knowledge and skills under the expert guidance of faculty members who, both in the classrooms and in their research, are engaged in a wide range of scholarly questions and approaches.
By studying the ancient Greek and Roman worlds we gain a deep understanding of the origins and development of Western culture; even more importantly, we engage with important and enduring questions about what it means to be a thinking, reasoning human. As we address these questions, we benefit from a long and rich heritage from the Classical world: nearly three thousand years of language, literature, art, philosophy, and history. To consider these and other aspects of the ancient world by means of a broad variety of methods is a rigorous challenge, but one that trains the intellect, making us into careful readers, acute observers, articulate communicators and informed citizens.
As one of the largest and most respected Departments of Classical Studies in the country, our department plays a leading role in nurturing the discipline across Canada, interacts regularly, through conferences, speaking engagements and publications, with the international community of Classicists, and at the same time we are proud to serve our immediate communities, both on campus at Western and in the city of London, Ontario.
|Congratulations to Peter Miller who has been appointed as the Crake Doctoral Fellow in Classics at Mount Allison University for the year 2013-14!|
|Congratulations to Frank D'Earmo on his successful MA Thesis Defense!|
|Congratulations to Kaitlyn Pettigrew on her successful MA Thesis Defense!|
Congratulations Robert Woodcock, winner of the The Harry C. Maynard Scholarship for Study Abroad awarded annually to an undergraduate student from Ontario in an Honours or Major Classical Studies Degree. Organized by the Ontario Classical Association, the Maynard Scholarships are funded by the estate of the late Harry Maynard.
|Congratulations to Benjamin Moser on his successful MA Thesis Defense!|
2013-2014 Course Brochure
The Classical Studies 2013-2014 Course Brochure is now available. Click here to download a pdf copy.
|Congratulations to Dr. Bernd Steinbock on the release of his book "Social Memory in Athenian Public Discourse Uses and Meanings of the Past" published by The University of Michigan Press, 2012|
|Congratulations to Dr. Debra Nousek on the release of her book " A Caesar Workbook" published by Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers Inc, 2012|
Scholarship Award Winners - Undergraduate
Please join us in congratulating our undergraduate students who have been awarded scholarships for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2011-2012 school year. For a complete list of award recipients CLICK HERE
Scholarship Award Winners - Graduate
Please join us in congratulating our graduate students who have been awarded scholarships for their hard work and dedication throughout the 2011-2012 school year. For a complete list of award recipients CLICK HERE
**NEW MA in Ancient Philosophy
A new MA in Ancient Philosophy is being established jointly by the Departments of Classical Studies and Philosophy, in which students will develop and solidify their knowledge of Greek and Latin through coursework in Classical Studies and in ancient philosophical subjects through graduate seminars in the Philosophy Department. Click here for information about the New Ancient Philosophy MA.