Welcome to Chicago Classics!

Our Department

The faculty of the Classics department work in literature, linguistics, history, archaeology, and philosophy. We are developing innovative approaches to the study of Greco-Roman antiquity through our collaborative work with scholars in a wide variety of fields. We belong to international research networks and we teach, publish, and host workshops and conferences with colleagues from Art History, the Committee on Social Thought, Comparative Literature, the Divinity School, English, Germanic Studies, History, the Law School, Linguistics, the Oriental Institute, Philosophy, Political Science, Romance Languages, and Theater and Performance Studies.

In keeping with the wide ranging research agendas of our faculty, the culture of Classics at the University of Chicago is pluralistic, and the Department offers four different Ph.D. programs, each of which fosters a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to the study of Greco-Roman antiquity: Classical Languages and Literatures, the Ancient Mediterranean World, Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, and the joint Ph.D. in Classics and Social Thought. More information about each of these programs can be found in the program descriptions. 

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Latest News

On December 4 Mark Payne will be speaking about The Animal Part in connection with Ann Hamilton’s new exhibition at the Henry Galley in Seattle The Common Sense

10/23/14 Classical Philology is now on Facebook!

Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer received an invitation to be a Resident at the American Academy in Rome in 2016. She will be giving the annual Renato Poggioli Lecture at Harvard on April 9, 2015. She was also invited to give the Martin Classical Lecture at Oberlin in 2018.

Congratulations to our graduate students who were awarded dissertation year fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year: Jeremy Brightbill ("The Scenarios of Roman Declamation"), Jonah Radding ("Euripides and Poetry in the Polis: Between Tradition and Innovation"), and Walter Shandruk.
 

Latest Videos

Classics Lecture Series, 2014, Brooke Holmes (Princeton University)

Classics Lecture Series, 2014, Brooke Holmes (Princeton University)

Prizes and Placements

Lakshmi Ramgopal has been awarded the Rome Prize  for 2014–2015 by the American Academy of Rome to complete her dissertation. Titled “Romans Abroad: Associations of Roman Citizens from the Second Century B.C.E. to the Third Century C.E.,” her project investigates the cultural practice and function of associations of Roman citizens in the Mediterranean world.

Tobias Joho, who defended in December 2013 (“Language, Necessity and Human Nature in  Thucydides’ History”), has accepted the position of Assistent in the Department of Classics at the University of Bern in Switzerland, starting June 2015.

Emily Jusino, who defended November 2013 (“Misleading Reports, False Resolutions, and Sophoclean Dramaturgy”) has accepted a one-year visiting assistant professorship at Duke University for 2014–2015.