Department of Classics | Mount Allison

Classics offers the unique opportunity to gain new perspective on our language, literature, culture, and political structure by examining their roots in ancient Greece and Rome.

These classical civilizations provided the cultural foundations of the western world, as well as the basis of many other elements of our modern life.

Guided by a supportive faculty, students explore all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilization and are introduced to Latin and Greek, which provides the ability to study ancient texts in their original language.

The study of classics helps students develop a broad perspective. It also cultivates the capacity to write clearly, an ability to balance different viewpoints, and a talent for critical analysis.


Learn about our new field school with Dr. Battiloro in Italy!

The Torre Mordillo Archaeological Project


MS Teams recordings of the Crake Lectures now available! Contact classics@mta.ca for the links.

The Classics Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Ian Storey, Professor Emeritus from Trent University, will deliver this year's Crake Lectures in Classics. Lecture abstracts are available from classics@mta.ca.

“Retracing the Odyssey” on Thursday, October 20th at 4:30pm in the Owens Art Gallery.
“Metamorphoses of a Monster” on Friday, October 21st at 4:30pm in Owens Art Gallery.


Dr. Roger Wilson speaks in the Department of Classics

On October 21st, 2022, Dr. Roger Wilson from UBC came to campus as part of the annual Atlantic Classical Association lecture tour. His lecture titled "The late Roman estate of Philippianus: recent excavations at Gerace near Enna (Sicily)" was extremely successful and well-attended!


Dr. Battiloro honoured with a Paul Paré Excellence Award for 2022!

Six Mount Allison University professors have been named the 2022 recipients of the Paul Paré Excellence Awards, recognizing their contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities.
 
The 2022 recipients are:
    •    Dr. Susan Andrews (Religious Studies)
    •    Dr. Ilaria Battiloro (Classics)
    •    Dr. David Hornidge (Physics)
    •    Dr. David Lieske (Geography and Environment)
    •    Dr. Catherine Lovekin (Physics)
    •    Dr. Linda Pearse (Music)

Read more about this year's recipients here.


Quebec City bus trip

On March 18, 2022, Drs. Battiloro and Robertson accompanied 21 students on a 3-day field trip to Quebec City to see the exhibition “Pompeii. The Immortal City” at the Musée de la Civilization. The trip was generously funded by the Crake Foundation.

“The trip to Quebec City was an amazing experience for me as it gave me firsthand insight to the site of Pompeii and the archaeological objects which remain. This was an important experience for me as I prepare to go to Pompeii in June.” (Student P. Piché)

 

 

 

 

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Mount Allison faculty members honoured with 2022 Paul Pare Awards 
Six professors across disciplines recognized for excellence in research, scholarship, and creative activities 
Night at the museum
Mount Allison introduces new minor in Museum and Curatorial Studies

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