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Welcome to Classics, the study of the cultural output of ancient Greece and Rome and its worldwide reception.



Classicizing Chicago

From the late 1800s, Chicagoans from all walks of life and with widely varying measures of familiarity with the classical sources have found elements of the ancient past useful for making meaningful contributions to their own struggles and ventures. The Classicizing Chicago Project is building a digital archive of examples of this cultural mingling across time and space.

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Chicago Region Workshop

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

This workshop brings together early and mid-career faculty in Classics from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana for informal peer review. P...

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Latest News

Edith Hall’s annual visit took place on April 5th. She delighted us with a talk about working on her new edition (Greek text with translation & commentary) of Aeschylus’s Agamemnon and consulting on our long-range departmental plans.
Assistant Professor of Classics Jennifer Weintritt has been elected a fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies. She will spend at least part of the 2024/25 academic year on research leave in residence in Washington, D.C. Congrats!
Department Business Administrator Mel Keiser has received the 2023-24 Ver Steeg Award, which recognizes one outstanding staff member for excellence in working with students of The Graduate School. Congratulations, Mel!
Congratulations to CLS/Classics and Classics Cluster graduate student Sophia Elzie on her selection as a member of the 2024 Summer Session at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and award of a Field Scholarship to cover tuition.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Taco Terpstra on the 2024 publication of a Chinese translation of his book, Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions (Princeton 2019).

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