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Department of Classics

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 ThoughtComparative Literature, the Divinity SchoolEnglishGermanic StudiesHistory, the Law SchoolLinguistics, the Oriental InstitutePhilosophyPolitical ScienceRomance 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. 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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Congratulations to Terese Danze Lemieux

May 25, 2022

Congratulations to Terese Danze Lemieux, PhD '12, who has received tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Dallas! 

Congratulations to Rosalie Stoner

Congratulations to Rosalie Stoner, who has accepted the offer of a one-year position as Lecturer and Associate Research Scholar in the Classics Department at Yale University! 

Congratulations to Tim Clark

Congratulations to Tim Clark, who has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Boston University!