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  • Exploring bees, trees and eels in Classics

    There might be snow in the forecast, but you can still get your gardening fix thanks to students in CLAS 4P67 “Nature and the Roman Environment.” Students unveiled their poster display exploring flora and fauna of the ancient world earlier this month. Over the past semester, students have been investigating how current thinking about the relationship between humans and nature stems from Roman understanding of nature. Drawing on ancient images and texts including Virgil’s Georgics, Pliny’s Natural History, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Varro’s Country Matters, students explored themes of imperial identity, economic class and gender in how Romans perceived and used nature. Part of their final project was a poster project using ecocriticism to explore the role of specific plants and animals in the Roman world, including cabbage, bees, eels, cherry, pine, iris and pomegranate. The course was taught by Katharine von Stackelberg, Associate Professor of Classics. Posters will be on display in the Department of Classics until the end of Winter Term.

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  • New book by Allison Glazebrook

    Sexual Labor in the Athenian Courts

    A holistic study of five key texts of Athenian oratory, this book unravels the complex cultural constructions of sexual labor in classical Athens and offers a new perspective on the history of sex laborers in ancient Greece.

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  • Dive into Archaeology!

    Info session on Teams, Tuesday 7 December at 5:30 pm.

    CLAS3F75: Archaeological Practicum, Maritime Heritage of Southeast Sicily.
    Approx. dates: June 18 – July 25, 2022.

    Project ‘U Mari (“the sea” in local Sicilian dialect) explores the maritime heritage of southeast Sicily, examining millennia of connections across the Mediterranean. Participants study artifacts from shipwrecks in the area, conduct underwater survey at the ancient fishing port of Vendicari, and document the material culture and traditions of tuna fishing and contemporary voyages, considering how best to preserve and engage the public with this diverse maritime past. Students earn one full credit at the 3rd-year level in tandem with scuba certification. For information and application contact Dr. Elizabeth Greene, Department of Classics,

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  • Dig into Archaeology!

    Info session on Teams, Tuesday 7 December at 5:30 pm

    CLAS 3F75: Archaeological Practicum: Khavania/Gournia
    Archaeological Projects in Crete, Greece, 4 weeks in June / July 2022.

    The Khavania Archaeological Project is investigating a Bronze Age Minoan harbour site on the western coast of the Mirabello Bay in eastern Crete, Greece. Participants will have the opportunity either to participate in excavations of the site or will aid in the processing and analysis of artifactual materials from Khavania as well as the nearby Minoan site of Gournia ( Students earn one full credit at the 3rd-vear level. For information and application contact Dr. Angus Smith, Department of Classics,

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  • Classics students explore Roman Nature

    Wednesday, December 1, 3.30pm

    From Wednesday, December 1, 3.30pm visitors to the Department of Classics can view “Perspectives on Roman Nature”, a poster exhibition of work by students from Nature and the Roman Landscape (CLAS 4P67). These posters are publicly available throughout Winter Term 2022 to view at your own leisure.

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  • Classics Peer Mentoring

    Starting Monday November 15, 2021 you can visit IC 304B to take advantage of the experience and skills of third and fourth year Classics students!

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  • Creating a Sonic Community in the Roman Amphitheatre — Research Seminar with Dr. Michael J. Carter on Nov. 25

    Join us for a research seminar with Michael Carter of Brock University on Thursday Nov. 25 at 3:30 pm:

    Clamor Ingens Totius Populi. Creating a Sonic Community in the Roman Amphitheatre”

    Synopsis: The sonic component of Roman arena spectacles (munera) is generally not something that we think very much about. Our interest tends to be in the visual aspect of the games: who and what were seen, who saw them, and how they reacted to what they saw. But the ‘spectators’ at a show were ‘audience members’ too, and what they heard mattered. This paper explores the importance of sound in the amphitheatres of the Roman world and the creation of a sonic community there.

    This is a virtual event. Click here or copy the following into your browser to attend:

    Also see the event poster.

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  • Department of Classics Open House

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    5pm to 6:30pm
    International Centre (IC 304)

    Meet faculty, students, peer mentors, and our Academic Advisor.

    Ask questions about declaring your major or minor in Classics.

    Mark your calendars for our upcoming events.

    Find out more about summer opportunities in the Mediterranean. We’re heading to Italy in 2018!

    All are welcome, FREE pizza and prizes!

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  • Photo Contest

    How has studying Classics inspired you?

    Display a moment of inspiration or celebration of the classic world in photograph form!

    Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 4:30pm

    Vote for your favourite photo at our Saturnalia gathering. Winners photos will be displayed in the Department of Classics.

    Prizes ($100, $50 and $25) will be awarded!

    Download application form here

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  • Donations to the Richard W. Parker Travel Scholarship matched until March 4, 2017

    Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Classics and the upcoming retirement of Prof. Richard W. Parker by donating to the scholarship established in his name. The Richard W. Parker Travel Scholarship is awarded annually to a major in the department who is studying Classics and/or ancient Greek language to support his/her travel to the Mediterranean. More details about the award can be found via the OneApp on the SAFA website. Until the BUAS Scholarly Symposium on March 4, all donations to this award will be fully matched.

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