It all starts here!
Greek and Roman Studies is one of the most flexible and all-encompassing disciplines at the University of Victoria. Students combine the study of language, literature, history, and archaeology to better understand the ancient Mediterranean world, a time and place surprisingly similar to our own. For example, archaeological evidence and written sources show that people in the past struggled with issues related to technology, the environment, religious diversity and intolerance, and the role of the individual and the state.
Courses in our department help students demonstrate a control of language and the historical perspective useful in virtually any career. In the business world, employers increasingly state their desire to hire humanists who can think independently, conduct research, and express themselves clearly. And while a UVic degree in Greek and Roman Studies certainly better prepares students for professional lives as educators, public servants, doctors, investment bankers, or web designers, studying the Greek and Roman past will also make more thoughtful and articulate members of society.
We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Greek and Roman Studies (General, Major and Honours) and in Greek and Latin Language and Literature (Major and Honours). We also offer MA and PhD programs.
Classical Association of Vancouver Island (CAVI) lecture series 2016-17
CAVI is UVic's organziation for people interested in the Greek and Roman worlds. Monthly lectures by local and international scholars take place at UVic. Lectures start at 7:30 pm and are free. Everyone is welcome to attend.
|15 September||Senate Chambers (University Centre A180)||Professor Brendan Burke (Department of Greek and Roman Studies, UVic)||Becoming Mycenaean: Excavations at ancient Eleon in central Greece|
|13 October||Clearihue A212||Dr. Michael Chase (National Center for Scientific Research, Paris)||Pierre Hadot's concept of Philosophy as a Way of Life|
|3 November||Clearihue A212||Professor Fanny Dolansky (Brock University)||Slavery, Gender, and Healthcare in Elite Roman Households|
|24 November||Clearihue A212||Professor Nikolaos Papazarkadas (University of California, Berkeley) Lansdowne Visiting Speaker||Beyond the Acropolis: Producing a National Archaeological Landscape in the Kingdom of Greece|