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

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.

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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
Overview of the cultures that interacted with the Greek world during the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period.

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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

Our Courses Give an Opportunity for Engaged Research

Engaged Research

Greek and Roman Studies promotes dynamic knowledge of the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome through their literature and languages, history, and archaeology; we explore these cultures within the context of the larger ancient Mediterranean world.  Understanding the Greek and Roman worlds can help us handle the challenges and opportunities we currently face by learning about and reflecting upon this past.

Mission Statement

The Department of Greek and Roman Studies promotes an approach to the ancient Greek and Roman worlds which gives priority to the diversity, interconnectivity and multiculturalism of those worlds in our teaching and scholarship.  The Department is committed to principles and practices of equity, diversity, racial justice, inclusivity, and decolonization through tolerance and respect in a safe and respectful environment.  We aim to support students, instructors, and members of our community from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and sexualities, social classes, religion, ethnicity and national origin.  We consider it our obligation to explore historic and present uses of the “classical” world which function as instruments of exclusivity and oppression.  

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We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day