Students during a field school in Greece

Learning beyond the classroom

Seize opportunities to participate in a field school, like this one at the ancient site of Eleon, in the Greek village of Arma.

Field schools
Students looking at an ancient Greek mosaic

Find your edge in Greek and Roman Studies

From languages and literature to history and archeology, we offer courses that let you explore what you're passionate about.

Become a student
UVic students helping with an excavation during a field course

Research that makes a vital impact

Whether they are studying language, literature, history or archeology, our faculty and students delve into the past to better understand and face current challenges and opportunities.

Our research
Student in front of a pottery display

Plan your courses 2020-2021

Student Caitlin Thurley says learning at UVic is dynamic because students have access to many reproductions, archives and hands-on learning opportunities.

Our courses
Graduate student reading a book

A vibrant community of graduate students

Explore essential issues and build your skills with a committed group of students and faculty. MA Student Arnold van Roessel says the department has a very cooperative community.

Graduate studies
Alumnus in the UVic library

Our grads are well prepared for the future

Niki Kihira (BA, 2015) says his Greek and Roman Studies degree was excellent preparation for law school.

Career possibilities

It all starts here

Greek and Roman Studies explores language, literature, history, and archaeology to learn about the ancient Mediterranean world, a time and place surprisingly similar to our own.  Understanding the Greek and Roman worlds can help us handle the challenges and opportunities we currently face by reflecting upon the past.

Course Delivery Spring 2021

Our Department is committed to offering our students a high quality educational experience in the 2020-21 academic year.  In the Spring, the majority of our courses will continued to be offered synchronously with asynchronous elements in order to accomplish goals of student engagement and productive learning.  In recognition of the challenges facing our students, our instructors will be uploading all the synchronous class meetings of hybrid courses to Brigh Space so that our students have access to our classes regardless of circumstances.  The UVic timetable will list these courses as “synchronous with asynchronous elements;" if students have any questions please contact individual class instructors.  

Course Number Course Title Instructor Online delivery method
GREE 102 Introductory Ancient Greek II M. Nugent synchronous with asynchronous elements
GREE 202 Introduction to Greek Literature G. Kron synchronous with asynchronous elements
GREE 306 Greek Comedy L. Bowman synchronous
GRS 102 Discovering the Ancient Romans A. Sinner synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 200 Greek and Roman Mythology L. Bowman synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 204 The Ancient World on Film M. Nugent synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 315 Age of Augustus C. Dawson synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 326 Topics in Greek and Roman Civilization: Greece and Rome in Modern Popular Culture M. Nugent synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 333 Alexander and the Hellenistic Age G. Kron synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 344 The Fall of the Roman Republic G. Rowe synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 358 The Ancient City of Athens B. Burke synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 372 Archeology of the Roman World A. Sinner synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 461 Culture Contact in the Eastern Mediterranean B. Burke synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 482A Seminar in Greek Archaeology: Exploring the Material and Literary Cultures of Boeotia T. Van Damme synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 493 Directed Study in Greek or Roman Civilization TBA asynchronous
GRS 499 Graduating Essay in Honours TBA asynchronous
LATI 102 Introductory Latin II C. Dawson synchronous with asynchronous elements
LATI 202 Introduction to Latin Literature G. Rowe synchronous with asynchronous elements
LATI 306 Horace C. Littlewood synchronous 

Course Delivery Fall 2020

Our Department is committed to offering our students a high quality educational experience in the 2020-21 academic year.  In the Fall, the majority of our courses will be offered synchronously with asynchronous elements in order to accomplish goals of student engagement and productive learning.  In recognition of the challenges facing our students, our instructors will be uploading all the synchronous class meetings of hybrid courses to CourseSpaces so that our students have access to our classes regardless of circumstances.  The UVic timetable will list these courses as “synchronous with asynchronous elements;" if students have any questions please contact individual class instructors.  

Course Number Course Title Instructor Online delivery method
GREE 101 Introductory Ancient Greek I M. Nugent synchronous with asynchronous elements
GREE 201 Advanced Greek Grammar G. Kron synchronous with asynchronous elements
GREE 305 Greek Orators I. Holmberg synchronous
GRS 101 Discovering the Ancient Greeks B. Burke synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 200 Greek and Roman Mythology C. Dawson synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 203 Unearthing the Ancient Mediterranean A. Sinner synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 326 Topics in Greek and Roman Civilization: Multicultural or Melting Pot? Exploring Cultural Identities in Antiquity T. Van Damme synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 331 Greek History from the Bronze Age to Alexander G. Kron synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 341 Rome's Empire G. Rowe synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 361 Archaeology of Early Greece: Minoans, Mycenaeans, and Trojans B. Burke synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 376 Ancient Technology A. Sinner synchronous with asynchronous elements
GRS 379 Early Greek Thought (x-list PHIL 379) Cliff Roberts asynchronous
GRS 493 Directed Study in Greek or Roman Civilization TBA asynchronous
GRS 499 Graduating Essay in Honours TBA asynchronous
LATI 101 A01 A02 Introductory Latin I M. Nugent synchronous with asynchronous elements
LATI 101 A03 Introductory Latin I C. Dawson synchronous with asynchronous elements
LATI 201 Advanced Latin Grammar G. Rowe synchronous with asynchronous elements
LATI 308 Cicero M. Nugent synchronous with asynchronous elements

 Please click here for more information on the courses we will be offering on-line in Fall 2020.

Find your edge in UVic's Department of Greek and Roman Studies