Professor Christer Bruun

Graduate Coordinator, Associate Chair
Regina Höschele


Undergraduate Coordinator, Associate Chair
Professor Ben Akrigg

Business Officer
Ann-Marie Matti

Graduate and Undergraduate Administrator
Coral Gavrilovic



Department of Classics
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Classics, the study of ancient Greek and Roman civilization, has been an important part of intellectual life at the University of Toronto since its foundation as King's College in 1827. The Department of Classics at the U of T is one of the largest in North America with over 20 faculty and is internationally renowned for the excellence of its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Our diverse faculty study all aspects of the Greek and Roman world: its literature, history, philosophy, art, archaeology and religion, from prehistory to the medieval period. Faculty are cross-appointed to the Philosophy department, the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Comparative Literature, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, and the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama, and work with the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Archaeology Centre.

Our graduate alumni include Roger Bagnall, Alan Bowman, Jonathan Burgess, Anne Carson, Eric Csapo, Kathy Gaca, Mark Golden, Brad Inwood, Brian McGing, Donald Mastronarde, Peter Toohey, and Margaret Visser. Located in the neoclassical Lillian Massey Building, the Department is home to the Woodbury Library, with extensive holdings in Greek and Latin, epigraphy and papyrology. The Department of Classics offers programs of unusual breadth and intellectual variety in one of the most culturally diverse cities in North America.

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Lillian Massey Building
125 Queen's Park
Toronto ON M5S 2C7
The Department is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. With general inquiries please call Coral at (416) 978-5513 or Ann-Marie at (416) 978-5698.

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Departmental Lectures

Wednesday, October 7
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Günther Schörner, Vienna

Friday, October 9
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Robin Osborne, King's College, Cambridge

Thursday, November 12
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Andreas Bendlin, Toronto

Friday, November 13
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Damien Nelis, Geneva

Friday, November 27
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dimitrios Yatromanolakis (Johns Hopkins)

Work in Progress

Thursday, October 15
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jen Oliver, Toronto

Thursday, October 15
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Boris Chrubasik, Toronto

Thursday, October 29
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Regina Höschele, Toronto

Thursday, October 29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Gillian Ramsey, Toronto

Thursday, November 19
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lorenza Bennardo, Toronto

Thursday, November 26
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Morris Tichenor, Toronto

Thursday, December 3
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Eph, Lytle, Toronto

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