What is Classics?
Classics refers to the study of the Greek and Roman worlds. Multi-disciplinary in approach, it involves the studies of history, literature, archaeology, religion, mythology, drama and philosophy, in addition to the ancient languages of Greek and Latin. Today our understanding of Greek and Roman culture is further enhanced by the latest digital techniques that increasingly pervade studies in archaeology, epigraphy, papyrology, and ancient science and medicine. At Queen’s, students have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the latest techniques by participating in one of two archaeological excavations supervised by our own faculty, or through a variety of projects and assignments.
It can be said that studying Classics can lead to a wider appreciation of human values and achievements, and a more objective understanding of ourselves and our times. Our undergraduates have gone on to a variety of occupations and have been accepted into graduate programs nationally and internationally.
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MA students learn about ancient coins from Diniacopoulos Collection
On Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Professor Cristiana Zaccagnino (Classics) and Professor Emy Kim (Art Conservation) held their second workshop about ancient coins from the Diniacopoulos Collection with their graduate students.
Spotlight on Emily Croft Graduate student, Emily Croft, interviewed on the Classical Studies program at Queen's University.
The Annual Classics MA Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 9:00am-4:00pm - all are welcome to attend!
The Department of Classics is happy to announce that Professor Zaccagnino will be having a talk on Ancient Bronzes at the Uffizi in Florence: From the Collection of the Grand Dukes to the First Public Museum.
The talk will take place in person and via Zoom on Sunday, September 25th, 2022.
All details can be found at the link below: