HOMERATHON 6 IS CONCLUDED!

THANKS TO GVSU LIBRARIES AND TO THE HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS, COLLEAGUES, AND FRIENDS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT.

 


Classics is the study of ancient Greece and Rome - among the world's most exciting, important, and influential civilizations.

The program in Classics spans the many different aspects of the Greek and Roman world - its languages and literatures, its art and archaeology, its history, its religious and philosophical traditions, its social and legal forms - from the Bronze Age to the period of the late Roman Empire and early Christianity.

For students who pursue a major or minor, Classics provides a solid liberal arts education that will be useful in many careers and vital to the development of their full human capacity.

For students in other disciplines, Classics offers a valuable opportunity to investigate the works and traditions that have provided much of the background of their own chosen fields. Many find that working with the classical languages improves their skills as readers and writers.

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Please Note:

In 2015-16 the Department thoroughly revised the curriculum of the program in Classics. 

There are new and revised courses and simplified and restructured choices* in the major and minor. Click on the preceding links for details. 

*Generally speaking, changes in the major and minor apply only to students entering GVSU in 2016-17 and thereafter. Students with questions should consult their advisor.


Spotlights

Translating Sappho

Two articles by a GVSU Classics professor and an alumna appear in the journal Translation Review

New translation of Seneca illuminates Roman Stoicism

Prof. Peter Anderson translates selected works by the Roman politician and philosopher.

GVSU Classics grads on the move

Recent alums' plans for 2016-17

The Wheelhouse Talks: Charles Pazdernik

What the ancients can tell us about overcoming obstacles.

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News

GV Lanthorn on Homerathon 6

October 11, 2017

The biennial "Homerathon," a 24-hour event put on by the Grand Valley State University classics department, the Classics Society and Eta Sigma Phi, included the reading and performance of Homer's "The Iliad."

GVSU Classics Alumna on Fieldwork in Greece

May 01, 2017

Kendall Farkas '16 earned support from the national Honorary Society for Classical Studies.

WGVU: Grand Valley Presents Euripides' Helen

March 27, 2017

WGVU's Scott Vander Werf interviews Prof. Diane Rayor about the GVSU Theatre production of her new translation of Euripides' Helen.

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Professor Barbara Flaschenriem was a founding member of the Department of Classics and deeply invested in expanding access for promising students of Greco-Roman antiquity. The scholarship benefits Classics students with financial need.




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