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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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Jonah Radding to Start in September as Assistant Instructional Professor in Classics and Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies

We are delighted to welcome (back) Jonah Radding, who will start in September as Assistant Instructional Professor in Classics and Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Jonah earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2016 for a dissertation entitled “Politics and Poetics: Tradition, Genre, and Poetic Innovation in Euripidean Tragedy,” which won the Dean’s Distinguished Dissertation Award from the Division of Humanities. A book, based on the dissertation, is currently under contract with the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC.